José Catieau

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José Catieau
Personal information
Full name José Catieau
Born (1946-07-17) July 17, 1946 (age 67)
Coutiches, France
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
Paris–Camembert (1972)
One stage Tour de France (1973)
Infobox last updated on
July 1, 2008

José Catieau (born July 17, 1946 at Coutiches, France) is a former professional French road bicycle racer. He was professional from 1969 to 1976. For the 1973 season, Catieau was a teammate of the great Spanish cyclist Luis Ocaña on the Bic team. At the start of the 1973 Tour de France, Catieau won stage 1b into St.Niklaas in Belgium. The third stage of the 1973 Tour de France began in Roubaix and part of the day's stage went over some cobblestones which are traditionally used in the Spring Classic, Paris–Roubaix. When the peloton went over a section of cobblestones at Querenaing, Catieau, Ocaña and three of teammates together with a group of 5 riders attacked and got an advantage. This advantage was over five minutes at one point but the chasing group reduced this to two and a half minutes at the finish. At the vélodrome in Reims, Cyrille Guimard won the sprint but Catieau took the maillot jaune and Ocaña had distanced many of the favourites for the General classification.[1] Catieau kept the maillot jaune for four days until the first mountain stage when Ocaña took the jersey. Catieau also won the Paris–Camembert in 1972.


Le Quillo
Tour de France:
Winner stage 1B
Wearing yellow jersey for four days
GP de Soissons

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  1. ^ "Roubaix-Reims, 226km". Archived from the original on 2008-01-29. Retrieved 2007-12-09.