Lucien Pothier

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Lucien Pothier
Tour 1903 3.jpg
Personal information
Full name Lucien Pothier
Born (1883-01-15)January 15, 1883
Cuy, France
Died April 29, 1957(1957-04-29) (aged 74)
Troyes, France
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1903-1904
1905-1906
1907
1909-1911
La Française
Peugeot
Labor
Le Globe
Major wins
2nd place 1903 Tour de France
Infobox last updated on
May 26, 2008

Lucien Pothier (Cuy, 15 January 1883 - Troyes, 29 April 1957) was a successful early twentieth century French racing cyclist who participated in the 1903 Tour de France and finished second.

He also rode in the 1904 Tour de France, again finishing second to Maurice Garin. The 1904 Tour was riddled with scandal. The first four winners were among the many riders disqualified. Garin was banned by the French cycling union for two years. Pothier at first received a lifetime ban, but in 1907 he was able to start again in the Tour de France.

Palmarès[edit]

1903
Tour de France:
2nd place overall classification
1904
3rd place Paris–Roubaix

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