Gilles Delion

Gilles Delion

Delion at the 1993 Paris–Nice
Personal information
Full name Gilles Delion
Born (1966-08-05) August 5, 1966
Saint-Étienne, France
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1988 Weinmann
19891992 Helvetia-La Suisse
19931994 Castorama
1995 Chazal-König
1996 Aki Gipiemme
Major wins
Giro di Lombardia (1990)
Tour de France, 1 stage

Gilles Delion (born August 5, 1966) is a former French road bicycle racer. His greatest achievements include winning the Giro di Lombardia in 1990 and the young rider classification in the 1990 Tour de France.

Early in his career, Delion was seen as a great promise, but Delion ended his career in 1996,[1] saying that at that point doping was widespread in the cycling peloton,[2] and that all French teams were involved.[3] Willy Voet wrote in his book "Massacre à la chaîne" that Delion was against doping, and that other cyclists ridiculed Delion for that.[4]

Major results

1989 Helvetia-La Suisse
1st, GP Lugano
1990 Helvetia-La Suisse
1st, Giro di Lombardia
1st, Stage 2, Critérium International
15th, Overall, Tour de France
Young rider classification
1992 Helvetia-La Suisse
1st, Classique des Alpes
1st, Stage 7, Tour de France
1993 Castorama
1st, Stages 3 and 8, Mi-Août Bretonne
1994 Castorama
1st, Grand Prix de Rennes
1st, Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
1st, Stage 2, Tour de l'Ain


  1. "Stars that Fade - to enter the Black Hole". Cyclingnews. May 1996. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  2. "Doping widespread according to riders". Cyclingnews. 17 January 1997. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  3. "UCI powerless over the rumours". Cyclingnews. 24 January 1997. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  4. "Willy Voet goes for the jugular in his book". Cyclingnews. 20 May 1999. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
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