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Steve Bauer

STEVE BAUER Team Director Sportif

BORN: June 12 1959, St. Catharines, ON, CANADA

Steve Bauer’s “passion for cycling” continues in his most recent endeavour to build with his partner Josee Larocque, a Canadian professional cycling team which is competing at the UCI Continental level of the sport.  Steve is extremely enthusiastic to be involved in the “racing” game after operating his travel business Steve Bauer Bike Tours for over 10 years. “I believe the time is perfect to bring my experience back to the sport I love”.

CYCLING CAREER
1977-1984: Canadian National Team member until turning professional
1984-1996: Professional career (12 years)

POST CYCLING CAREER
1997 until present: Steve Bauer Bike Tours Inc.
2007 until present: Cycle Sport Management Inc.

RACING TEAMS
1975- Present: Lifetime honorary member of the St. Catharines Cycling Club
1978–1979: sponsored by a local bike shop in Hamilton
1980: AMF RACING TEAM
1981-1984: GS MENGONI TEAM
1985: La Vie Claire (began pro career)
1986-1987: Toshiba/ La Vie Claire
1988: Weinmann / La Suisse
1989: Helvetia / La Suisse
1990: 7-11
1991-1995: Motorola
1996: Saturn
2006 – _: Team R.A.C.E.

TEAM MATES
Raced with the following champions and team-mates of high class or achievement
1985-1986: Greg Lemond, Bernard Hinault, Andy Hampsten
1988-1989: Pascal Richard
1990: Davis Phinney, Andy Hampsten, Bob Roll
1992-1995: Lance Armstrong, Fabio Casartelli, Phil Anderson, George Hincapie, Frankie Andreu, Axel Merkcx

RACING HIGHLIGHTS
CANADIANS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
1978: 1st National Criterium, Lachine, QC
1981: 1st road race, Vancouver, BC
1982: 1st road race and track points, Edmonton, AB
1983: 1st road, Thunder Bay, ON
1996: 1st Canadian Olympic Trials Road Race, St.Sauveur, QC

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
1982: 2nd road race, 4th 10 mile track & 4th team pursuit, Brisbane, Australia

OLYMPIC GAMES
1980: Canadian Olympic Team pursuit team (Moscow boycott)
1984: Silver medal road race, Los Angeles, USA
1996: 41st (best Canadian) road race, Atlanta, USA

WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIPS
1977: 7th junior team pursuit / 13th Individual Pursuit; Vienna AUS
1977: 8th Men’s team pursuit, San Cristobal, VEN
1980: 13th points race, Besancon FRA
1982: 4th points race, Bruno, Czech Republic
1984: 3rd professional road race, Barcelona, ESP
1987: 13th professional road race, Villach, AUS
1988: 2nd professional road race, Ronse, BEL
1989: 13th professional road race, Chambery, FRA
2003: Course designer, Hamilton, CAN

TOUR DE FRANCE
1985: 10th Overall, wore White jersey for most of the entire race
1985: 6th Fastest in the individual time trials
1986: 23rd Overall
1988: 4th Overall and 1st stage one / 5 days in Yellow jersey
1989: 15th Overall
1990: Led the Tour / Yellow jersey for 9 consecutive days; 27th Overall
1985-1995: 11 consecutive participations
Total: 14 days in Yellow jersey

GIRO D’ITALIA
1987: 10TH Overall / 2nd Prologue Stage

CLASSIC & WORLD CUP
1985: 9th Milan San Remo ITA
1985: 8th G.P Frankfurt / Heninnger Turm GER
1985: 3rd Championship of Zurich
1986: 2nd Championship of Zurich
1986: 2nd G.P. Frankfurt / Henninger Turm GER
1986: 4th Tour of Flanders BEL
1987: 4th Tour of Flanders BEL
1987: 11th Milan San Remo ITA
1988: 6th Gent Wevelgem BEL
1988: 8th Paris Roubaix, FRA
1989: 10th Tour of Flanders BEL
1986-1990: 2nd & 6th, Henninger Turm, Frankfurt, GER
1988-1989: 6th & 3rd, Amstel Gold Race, Holland
1989: 4th, Paris Roubaix, FRA
1989: 1st Championship of Zurich
1990: 2nd, Paris Roubaix, FRA
1990: 6th Classica San Sebastian SPA
1990: 9th Gent Wevelgem BEL
1991: 4th, Paris Roubaix FRA
1994: 6th Paris Tours

INTERNATIONAL TOUR & RACE
1980 & 1983: 1st, Tour of Somerville New Jersey and set speed record
1985: 3rd Tour du Haut Var, FRA
1986: 2nd Overall Tour of Ireland, IRE – 1 stage
1987: Criterium International, FRA – 1 stage
1988: 2nd Overall Tour of Switzerland, SWI– 1 stage
1988: Etoile de Bésseges, FRA – 1 stage,
1988: 1st Overall Tour de l‘Oise, FRA
1988: Dauphiné Libèré, FRA – 1 stage
1988: 1st Trophea Pantalica, ITA
1988: 3rd Giro di Lazio ITA
1989: 4th Overall Tour of Switzerland,
1988-89 1st Two times, Canadian Tire International Professional Sprint, CAN
1992: Vuelta Ciclista, Galega, SPA – 1 Stage
1994: 2nd overall, W. Virginia Classic, USA
1994-1995: Tour de Dupont, USA – 3 stage victories
1995: 1st, Norwest Cup, USA
1996: Niedersachsen Rudndfart, GER – 2 stages
1996: Rhienfeld Tour, GER – 2 stages

INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX
1985: 1st, G.P. Aix en Provence, FRA (FIRST PROFESSIONAL VICTORY)
1986-1987: 1st, Carlsberg Light G.P., CAN
1988: 1st, G.P. d’Amériques, Montreal, CAN
1994: 2nd Atlanta, USA
1994: 8th, G.P. E3, Harelbeke, BEL
1995: 1st, Deinze G.P., BEL
1996: Thames Valley G.P., CAN– 1 stage
1996: 1st, Roanoke Valley G.P.

NOTEABLE WORLD RANKINGS
1988: 5th
1990: 7th

HONORARY ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF INTEREST

  • Dedication of El Tour de Phoenix 2007
  • Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, Inducted April 2005
  • Canadian Sports Hall of Fall, induction Ceremony November 2, 2005
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Brock University, Ontario 1994
  • Awarded the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal
  • Recreational trail named “The Steve Bauer Trails” in Pelham Ontario
  • Canadian National Film Board feature: “Steve Bauer Inside Out” 1993

PAST AND CURENT COMMUNITY & CHARITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Supporter of Tour for Kids and Race Against Cancer Everywhere
  • Ride to Conquer Cancer of Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
  • Tour of Courage of Alberta Cancer Foundation
  • Tour of Courage of British Columbia Cancer Foundation