Raymond Louviot

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Raymond Louviot
Personal information
Full name Raymond Louviot
Born (1908-12-17)17 December 1908
Granges, Switzerland
Died 14 May 1969(1969-05-14) (aged 60)
Dunkirk, France
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
French national road race championship (1934)
GP des nations (1933)
GP Ouest-France (1947)
Infobox last updated on
June 19, 2008

Raymond Louviot (Granges, Switzerland, 17 December 1908 — Dunkerque, 14 May 1969) was a French professional road bicycle racer. He was the grandfather of cyclist Philippe Louviot.

He became a team manager after retirement. The British cyclist, Brian Robinson, accuses a commercial tie-up between Louviot and Miguel Poblet a rival in another team, for denying him first place in the 1957 Milan – San Remo. Robinson said:

My manager, Raymond Louviot, had a tie-up in the cycle trade with Poblet. He told me that if Poblet was anywhere near me it was my job to get him over the line first. I buggered off up a hill, then my manager came up and told me 'Remember what I told you.' Poblet won, I was third, that is my biggest regret. If I had won I would have been made for life.[1][2]

Palmarès[edit]

1933
Tour du Midi
Grand Prix des Nations
1934
 France national road race championship
Tour de France:
Winner stage 22
1936
Paris - Sedan
1937
Circuit des Deux-Sèvres
Paris - Soissons
Tour du Sud-Ouest
1938
Paris - Rennes
1939
Tour de France:
Winner stage 4
1940
Critérium de France
1941
GP de l'Auto
Paris - Nantes
1947
GP Ouest-France

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cycling, UK, 25 April 1992
  2. ^ Woodland, Les (2005), This Island Race, Mousehold Press, UK

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