Jean Alavoine

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Jean Alavoine
Personal information
Full name Jean Alavoine
Nickname Gars Jean
Born (1888-04-01)April 1, 1888
Roubaix, France
Died July 18, 1943(1943-07-18) (aged 55)
Argenteuil, France
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
Major wins
17 stages in the Tour de France
Infobox last updated on
11 May 2009
Jean Alavoine

Jean Alavoine was a French professional cyclist, who won 17 stages in the Tour de France - only eight riders have won more stages[1] - and wore the yellow jersey for five days. In Daniel Marszalek's list of best road riders in history, he is ranked 96th.[2]

Jean Alavoine was born in Roubaix on 1 April 1888. In his professional career from 1908 to 1925, he won 29 courses, including 17 Tour de France stages. In the 1922 Tour de France, he won three stages in a row,[3] stages 5–6-7, and wore the yellow jersey. In stage 11, still leading the race, Alavoine had mechanical problems and his lead dropped to 6:53 minutes. In stage 12 Alavoine lost 37 minutes and the lead. In the end, he finished the tour in second place.[4] In 1943 he died during a veteran race in Argenteuil.

Major results[edit]

1909
FranceFrench national road race champion
Tour de France:
3rd place general classification
Winner stages 8 and 14
1912
Tour de France:
5th place general classification
Winner stages 11, 13 and 15
1913
Tour de France:did not finish
1914
Tour de France:
3rd place general classification
Winner stage 7
1919
Tour de France:
2nd place general classification
Winner stages 4, 5, 7, 8 and 15
1920
FranceFrench national road race champion
Tour de France:did not finish
Giro d'Italia:
3rd place overall classification
Winner stages 4 and 6
1921
Tour de France:did not finish
1922
Tour de France:
2nd place general classification
Winner stages 5, 6 and 7
1923
Tour de France:
did not finish
Winner stages 6, 7 and 9
1924
Tour de France:
14th place general classification
1925
Tour de France:
13th place general classification

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Most stage wins per rider in the Tour de France
  2. ^ See list on Daniel Marszalek article
  3. ^ Not a record, as François Faber won five stages in a row in 1909.
  4. ^ Torelli's History of the Tour de France: the 1920s

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