Léon Georget

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Leon Georget)
Jump to: navigation, search
Léon Georget
Leon Georget 1909.jpg
Personal information
Full name Léon Georget
Nickname The Father of the Bol d'Or
Big Red
The Brute.
Born (1879-10-02)October 2, 1879
Preuilly-sur-Claise, France
Died November 5, 1949(1949-11-05) (aged 70)
Team information
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
Major wins
Bordeaux–Paris 1903, 1910,
Bol d'Or 9 times,
1903, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1919
Infobox last updated on
September 2008

Léon Georget (2 October 1879 – 5 November 1949) was a racing cyclist from Preuilly-sur-Claise, Indre-et-Loire, France. He was known as The Father of the Bol d'Or, having won the race nine times between 1903 and 1919 in Paris. He was also nicknamed Big Red or The Brute.

Léon's younger brother Émile was also a very successful cyclist, winning the Bordeaux–Paris and nine stages of the Tour de France. His son Pierre Georget won silver (1000 metres) and bronze medals (tandem) at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Palmares[edit]

  • Bol d'Or 1903 1st
  • Bol d'Or 1904 2nd
  • Bol d'Or 1906 3rd
  • Bol d'Or 1907 1st
  • Bol d'Or 1908 1st
  • Bol d'Or 1909 1st
  • Bol d'Or 1910 1st
  • Bol d'Or 1911 1st
  • Bol d'Or 1912 1st
  • Bol d'Or 1913 1st
  • Bol d'Or 1919 1st
  • Bol d'Or 1924 6th
  • Brussels 24 hours, 1906 1st Tandem with Émile
  • Six Days Toulouse: 1906 1st (with Émile)
  • Bordeaux–Paris: 1903 2nd
  • Bordeaux–Paris: 1910 3rd
  • Six Days New York: 1907 3rd (teamed with Émile in 1906, 1909 and 1911)
  • Tour de France: 1906 8th

References[edit]