Full name: Stephen Todd "Steve" Bauer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: June 12, 1959 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Steve Bauer was a top amateur road racer for Canada who later became the first Canadian to feature in the pro peloton. As an amateur Bauer was Canadian champion in 1981-83 and won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games on the road. He also won silver at the 1982 Commonwealth Games and a bronze at the 1984 amateur World Championship road race. He turned professional after the 1984 Olympics, and in his second race as a pro, won a bronze medal at the world championship road race. Bauer rode the Tour de France nine times between 1985 and 1995, placing fourth in 1988 when he spent five days in yellow, and in 1990, he wore the maillot jaune for nine days, only the second Canadian to wear that jersey. At the 1988 World Championship road race, Bauer came into the final sprint with Claude Criquelion and Maurizio Fondriest. In a controversial finish, Steve Bauer fouled Claude Criquelion in the sprint, causing Criquelion to crash, Bauer to be disqualified, and allowing Fondriest to come through for victory. Bauer also won the 1989 Dauphiné-Libéré. He competed at the 1996 Olympics, retiring later that year, and then became a directeur sportif for various cycling teams.
|1984 Summer||25||Los Angeles||Cycling||Men's Road Race, Individual||Canada||CAN||2||Silver|
|1996 Summer||37||Atlanta||Cycling||Men's Road Race, Individual||Canada||CAN||41|