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Steve Bauer
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Personal information
Full name Steve Bauer
Date of birth June 12, 1959 (1959-06-12) (age 50)
Country  Canada
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
Dauphiné Libéré (1989)
Zürich-Metzgete (1989)
Infobox last updated on:
July 1, 2008

Steven Todd Bauer, MSM (born June 12, 1959 in St. Catharines, Ontario) is a former professional road bicycle racer from Canada.

Bauer joined the Canadian national cycling team in 1977, competing in team pursuit. He would remain on the national team for seven years, winning the national road race championship in 1981, 1982, and 1983, competing in the Commonwealth Games (1978, 1982), the Pan American Games (1979) and capping his amateur career with a silver medal in the men's cycling road race at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Bauer turned professional following the Olympics, and in his second professional race, won the bronze medal at the world cycling championship road race in Barcelona.

Between 1985 and 1995, he competed in 11 Tours de France. He began his professional career in 1985 on the La Vie Claire team of Bernard Hinault and Greg Lemond, where he stayed until leaving for Weinmann / La Suisse in 1988. Bauer finished fourth in the 1988 Tour de France, winning the first stage and wearing the yellow jersey for five days, the second Canadian to wear the jersey. The first was Alex Stieda in 1986, who was also the first North American to wear the yellow jersey. Riding for 7-Eleven, Bauer wore the jersey for nine days during the 1990 Tour de France, finishing 27th.

At the 1988 world championship, Bauer collided with Belgian 1984 world champion, Claude Criquielion, as they were sprinting for a gold medal finish. Bauer was disqualified and Criquielion sued Bauer for assault, asking for $1.5 million in damages in a case that dragged through the courts for more than three years before the judge ruled in Bauer's favor.

In 1989 Bauer won the Züri-Metzgete.

In 1994, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (civil division) for having "paved the way for Canada's coming generations of cycling enthusiasts". [1]

With professionals allowed in the Olympics, Bauer became a member of the Canadian team for the 1996 Summer Olympics, finishing 41st in the road race. He announced his retirement later that year at 37. The following year, he co-founded Steve Bauer Bike Tours.

In 2008 Bauer was the directeur sportif for Team R.A.C.E. Pro. The riders were Mark Batty, Andrew Hunt, Dustin Macburnie, Buck Miller, Keir Plaice, Jöel Dion-Poitras, Mark Pozniak, Eric Robertson, Ryan Roth, Adam Thuss, Daniel Timmerman and Mark Walters [1]. Team rode Argon 18 bicycles, in races across North America and in Europe [2].

In 2009 Bauer is the directeur sportif of Team Planet Energy with riders: Mark Batty, Éric Boily, Jöel Dion-Poitras, Martin Gilbert, Andrew Hunt, Keven Lacombe, Bruno Langlois, Buck Miller, François Parisien, Keir Plaice, Andrew Randell, Ryan Roth, Charly Vives, and Maxime Vives. The Team is riding Argon18 bicycles with Shimano Groupe Set.



Medal record
Road bicycle racing
Competitor for  Canada
Olympic Games
Silver 1984 Los Angeles Individual Road Race
Commonwealth Games
Silver Brisbane 1982 Individual Road Race
World Championships
Bronze 1984 Barcelona Elite Men's Road Race
 Canada national road race champion
 Canada national road race champion
 Canada national road race champion
Canadian Tire-Chin
Tour de Picardie
Trofeo Pantelica
GP America
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré

Tour de France

  • 1985 — 10th Wore the White Jersey (Best Young Riders Jersey) for most of the Tour.
  • 1986 — 23rd
  • 1987 — 74th
  • 1988 — 4th Stage 1 Victory from Pontchateau to Machecoul and 5 days in Yellow Jersey
  • 1989 — 15th
  • 1990 — 27th Led the Tour, 9 consecutive days in Yellow Jersey
  • 1991 — 97th
  • 1993 — 101st
  • 1995 — 101st

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