Historic Overview Roger Riviere

Rider

Overall Rank1283
NameRoger RIVIERE
Country
  France
Date of birth23-Feb-1936 - Saint Etienne (Pays de la Loire)
Date of death01-Apr-1976 - Saint Galmier (Rhone Alpes)
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Roger Riviere - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1955 Individual 33 500
2. 1956 Follis 133 252
3. 1957 St. Raphael 171 206
4. 1958 St. Raphael 40 519
5. 1959 St. Raphael 2158 4
6. 1960 Rapha 803 43
7. 1961 St. Raphael 0 811
Overall: 3338 1283

Biography

Roger Rivière (23 February 1936, Saint-Étienne – 1 April 1976, Saint-Galmier) was a French track and road bicycle racer. He raced as a professional from 1957 to 1960.

Rivière, a time trialist, all-around talent on the road, and a three-time world pursuit champion on the track, lost his career to injury. He was considered to have a chance of winning the 1960 Tour de France but crashed on the Col de Perjuret descent of Mont Aigoual in the Massif Central while following leader Gastone Nencini. Rivière hit a guard-block on the edge of the road, falling 20 meters into a ravine. He landed in brush, breaking two vertebrae.

source - Wikipedia