Georges Speicher

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Georges Speicher
1933 SpeicherLeducq.jpg
Personal information
Full name Georges Speicher
Born (1907-06-08)8 June 1907
Paris, France
Died 24 January 1978(1978-01-24) (aged 70)
Maisons-Laffitte, France
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
General Classification (1933)
9 stages

One-day races and Classics

Road Race World Championships (1933)
Infobox last updated on
24 May 2008

Georges Speicher (pronounced: [ʒɔʁʒ spɛ.ʃe]; 8 June 1907 – 24 January 1978) was a French cyclist who won the 1933 Tour de France along with three stage wins, and the 1933 World Cycling Championship.

After Speicher had won the 1933 Tour de France, he was initially not selected for the 1933 UCI Road World Championships. Only after a French cyclist that had been selected dropped out, Speicher was brought in as a replacement at the last notice, and won the race.[1] Speicher was the first cyclist to win the Tour de France and the World Championship in the same year.[2]

Palmarès[edit]

1931
Paris-Arras
1932
Tour de France:
10th place overall classification
1933
Arc en ciel.svg World road race championship
Tour de France:
Jersey yellow.svg Winner overall classification
Winner stages 8, 9 and 12
1934
Tour de France:
Winner stages 1, 5, 6, 13 and 20
1935
 France national road race championship
Paris-Rennes
Paris-Angers
Tour de France:
6th place overall classification
Winner stage 13B
1936
Alger
Paris–Roubaix (victory contested by Romain Maes)
1937
 France national road race championship
1939
 France national road race championship

Grand Tour results timeline[edit]

1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938
Giro DNE DNE DNE DNE DNE DNE DNE
Stages won
Mountains classification N/A
Tour 10 1 11 6 DNF-7 DNF-7 DSQ
Stages won 0 3 5 1 0 0 0
Mountains classification N/A 11 NR 24 NR NR NR
Vuelta N/A N/A N/A DNE DNE N/A N/A
Stages won
Mountains classification
Legend
1 Winner
2–3 Top three-finish
4–10 Top ten-finish
11– Other finish
DNE Did Not Enter
DNF-x Did Not Finish (retired on stage x)
DSQ Disqualified
N/A Race/classification not held
NR Not Ranked in this classification

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tom James (15 August 2003). "1933: Speicher continues the French dominance". Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Tom James (2004). "French continue domination!". Cyling revealed. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 

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