Gilbert Gutowski

Gilbert Gutowski
Former Pro Cyclist and Guide
Brisbane, Australia

Guiding Experience

4 Years with Bikestyle Tours. Riding in 2 wheels from 3 years old, competing for over 25 years and counting

Bikestyle Trips

7

Non-guiding Background

Born in Melbourne, moved to France when I was young before returning to Aus and growing up in Cairns North Qld with a French/Polish and Mauritian Family background. Currently working within the bicycle industry involved in the distribution of some of the worlds largest and well known bicycle brands.

Languages

English, French

Favourite Location

Auvergne, France

PROFILE

Growing up in Melbourne, Gilbert discovered the French newspaper clippings of his father’s cycling exploits. A passion began. Gilbert started racing BMX and track before taking more seriously to the road bike after completing his university studies in 2003. Pursuing a dream for racing in Europe for a team in his family’s region of Auvergne. His team included now, 4-time Tour de France rider Florian Vachon (Fortuneo-Samic) and one of France’s most exciting riders – Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors).

Gilbert returned to Australia in 2007, continuing to race for UCI Continental Teams. Gilbert works in many parts of the cycling industry, including retail and as a tour guide. He loves sharing his enthusiasm and passion for all things cycling.