Bernard Vallet

Bernard Vallet ( born January 18, 1954 in Vienne ) is a French former racing driver who was active in track and road.

Even as an amateur Bernard Vallet was extremely successful and has won numerous cycling races, such as the 1973 Circuit des monts du Livradois and 1975, the Tour du Gevaudan Languedoc -Roussillon and the Route de France ( U23 ).

In 1976, the versatile Vallet professional. Thus he became in 1978 the French vice-champion in the individual pursuit on the track and 1981 in the road race. By 1987, he launched ten times in the Tour de France. When discharge in 1980, he won the 15th stage. In 1982, he won the mountain classification. In 1985 he went with the team La Vie Claire, who won the team time trial, and in which were riding among others Bernard Hinault and Greg Lemond. Also he scored minor successes as 1979, the victory in the Tour de Limousin, 1980 at the Grand Prix de Rennes, in 1981 at the Tour d' Armorica and 1982 at the Tour de l' Aude. 1987, in his last year as a pro, he won the classic Bordeaux - Paris.

In addition to this stint in road cycling Bernard Vallet also launched in 44 six-day races, of which he won six. In 1984 he became French champion in the points race. In 1987 he retired from active cycling.

For several years, Vallet has worked as a cycling commentator for the French-speaking Canadian broadcaster Canal Evasion.