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Grégory Baugé
Grégory Baugé
Personal informations
Full name Grégory Baugé
Date of birth 31 January 1985
Nation {{{alias}}} France
Height 1.81 (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb; 14.1 st)
Track Grand Prix career
Pro years 2003–
No. of GP's 5
Championships 0
Grand Prix wins 0
Podiums 0
First GP 2015 Dutch Grand Prix

Grégory Baugé (born 31 January 1985) is a French professional track cyclist. He is a nine-time world champion in track cycling[1], after being stripped of two titles in January 2012.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Bauge first took up sport at the age of eight, playing football. His father enrolled him in the Aubergenville cycling school. At that time he took part in road races, mountain biking and trials.

In 2000 he joined a cycling club in Yvelines . Aware of his qualities and encouraged by his father, he gradually left the road to concentrate on track cycling. in July 2001, he participated in the French National cadet (15–16 years) sprint championships where he was beaten in the final by Guillaume Blot.

In November 2001 he joined the Creteil Athletic Union, and permanently dedicated himself to the track. The following year, at 17, he entered the National Institute for Sport and Physical Education in Paris.

Early careerEdit

He joined the France junior sprint team in 2002. With Mickaël Murat and Francois Pervis, he became World Champion in the Junior (17–18 years) team sprint discipline. With his coach Gerard Quintyn, he competed at the Athens Olympics in 2004. Bauge specialised in the opening lap of the team sprint.

2011 suspensionEdit

In January 2012 it was announced that Baugé had received a backdated 12 month suspension for missing doping tests. This meant that all his results for 2011 were nullified. This elevated Britain's Jason Kenny to gold medal position in the Sprint event at the 2011 World Championships, as well as giving the German Team Sprint team the gold medal in the same meet.[3]

2012Edit

Baugé regained the World Championship Sprint title by beating defending champion Jason Kenny in the final of the 2012 event. Baugé went on to win two Olympic silver medals, in the team sprint (losing to Great Britain in the final for the second successive games), and in the individual sprint (being defeated by Kenny in the final).

References Edit

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