Guillaume Boivin is in his sixth season as a professional cyclist. In 2013 and 2014 he competed on the UCI World Tour with Team Cannondale, based in Italy. In 2015 he began competing with Colorado-based Optum Pro Cycling. Boivin had cut his professional teeth as part of Team SpiderTech, a UCI Continental team based in Canada and led by 1984 Olympic silver medallist Steve Bauer. It was also in 2009 that he won the Canadian road race national title. He followed that in 2010 with a bronze medal at the UCI World U23 Championships in the road race. Boivin was the top Canadian in the men’s road race at the 2011 Pan Am Games where he finished 11th. In 2013 Boivin made his debut in one of cycling’s Grand Tours, competing in the Vuelta a Espana. He completed all 21 stages of the Vuelta in 2014 where he was part of Cannondale’s second place finish in the opening stage team time trial. Although his strength lies in sprinting, Boivin finished second in the mountain classification at the 2014 Tour of Beijing.
Family: Parents Marc Boivin and Nancy Audet… Brother Pierre-Étienne Boivin… Getting into the Sport: Played hockey as a kid before discovering cycling at age 16… Odds and Ends: Was a huge fan of hockey player Peter Forsberg while growing up… Had a career-threatening knee injury in 2010-11, taking off the bike for more than eight months…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAG: 2011 – 11th (road race)
UCI WCh (road, U23): 2011 – 117th (road race); 2010 – BRONZE (road race); 2009 – DNF (road race)