Historic Overview Roger Rivière


Overall Rank1514
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 Rivière

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. The injury permanently disabled Riviére, confining him to a wheelchair and ending his career.

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Major Victories

Tour d'Europe 1956
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1960 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1959 (1), 1960 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1959 (2), 1960 (3)
Tour d'Europe - stages 1956 (2)
Vuelta a España - stages 1959 (2)
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Roger Rivière - Scores by Season