Jean Majerus

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Jean Majerus
Personal information
Full name Jean Majerus
Born (1914-02-06)6 February 1914
Luxembourg
Died (1983-06-16)16 June 1983
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type One-day-racer
Professional team(s)
1936-1940
1941-1942
1943-1947
Ruche
Wanderer
Unknown
Major wins
Tour de France 1937: one stage, 2 yellow jerseys
Tour de France 1938: one stage, 4 yellow jerseys
Infobox last updated on
25 June 2007

Jean Majerus (6 February 1914 in Luxembourg City - 16 June 1983 in Esch-sur-Alzette) was a professional Luxembourgian cyclist from 1936 to 1947. Jean had a younger brother, Jacques Majerus, who was also a successful cyclist. His first great success was in the 1937 Tour de France, where Jean Majerus won the first stage, and remained in the yellow jersey for two days.[1] In the 1938 Tour de France, Jean Majerus repeated this by winning the second stage, and taking the yellow jersey, this time keeping it for four days.[2] During WWII, when Luxembourg was a part of the German Nazi empire, Majerus raced a lot in the entire German empire. Jean Majerus was good in one-day races; in the all-time list he still can be found around place 583.[3] In the world championship road race-ranking he even can be found around place 164,[4] although his best result was fourth place in the 1937 world road race championship.[5]

Major results[edit]

1933
1st place in GP Faber
1934
LuxembourgLuxembourg national road race junior champion
1935
LuxembourgLuxembourg national road race junior champion
1936
1936 Tour de France: did not finish[6]
Winner GP de la Flèche
Winner Tour de Lorraine
1937
Tour de France:
Winner stage 1 Paris-Lille[6]
Yellow jersey for 2 days
Luxembourg national road race championship: 2nd place
1st place in Sedan-Rethel
1938
Tour de France:[6]
Winner stage 2: Caen-Saint-Brieuc
Yellow jersey for 4 days
Luxembourg national road race championship: 3rd place
1st place in Vittel
1st place in GP Sanal
1939
Tour de France:did not finish[6]
1st place in Nancy-Strasbourg
1940
1st place in Barcelona
1941
1st place in Dortmund Rundfahrt
1st place in Huncherange
1943
1st place in Dortmund Rundfahrt
1st place in 3rd stage Trois Jours d'Esch
1946
1st place in GP de Lorraine
1947
LuxembourgLuxembourg pursuit champion

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jersey progression in the 1937 Tour de France (German)
  2. ^ Jersey progression in the 1938 Tour de France (German)
  3. ^ Major one-day races-ranking
  4. ^ Worlds road race all-time ranking
  5. ^ World Road Championships 1999
  6. ^ a b c d www.letour.fr info on Majerus

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