Charles Pélissier

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Charles Pélissier
Charles Pélissier Tour de France 1929.JPG
Personal information
Full nameCharles Pélissier
NicknameValentino, Brummel[1]
Born(1903-02-20)20 February 1903
Paris, France
Died28 May 1959(1959-05-28) (aged 56)
Paris, France
Team information
Rider typeSprinter
Major wins
16 Tour de France stages

Charles Pélissier (20 February 1903 – 28 May 1959) was a French racing cyclist, between 1922 and 1939, winning 16 stages in the Tour de France. The number of eight stages won in the 1930 Tour de France is still a record, shared with Eddy Merckx (1970, 1974) and Freddy Maertens (1976). In addition to his 8-stage wins that year, Pélissier also finished second place 7 times.[2] In the 1931 Tour de France after stage 5, he shared the lead for one day with Rafaele di Paco.[3] Pélissier was the younger brother of racing cyclists Francis Pélissier and Henri Pélissier. Pélissier was born and died in Paris.

Major results[edit]

 France national cyclo-cross champion
 France national cyclo-cross champion
 France national cyclo-cross champion
Tour de France:
Winner stage 16
GP du Mathonnais
Tour de France:
Winner stages 1, 3, 10, 11, 18, 19, 20 and 21
9th place overall classification
Wearing yellow jersey for one day
Tour de France:
Winner stages 5, 8, 13, 16 and 24
Wearing yellow jersey for two days (one joint with Rafaele di Paco)
Critérium des As
Circuit de Paris
Tour de France:
Winner stages 2 and 12
Derby de St Germain

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Vergne, Laurent (22 July 2015). "Cannibale, Chéri-pipi, Wookie, Andy torticolis… le Top 20 des surnoms mythiques du cyclisme" [Cannibal, Chéri-pipi, Wookie, Andy Torticollis... the Top 20 mythical nicknames of cycling]. Eurosport (in French). Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Le Tour en chiffres Les autres records" (PDF) (in French). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  3. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol (2006). The Story of the Tour De France. Dog Ear Publishing. p. 118. ISBN 1-59858-180-5. Retrieved 2008-03-17. Leading up to the Pyrenees, Italy's ace sprinter Rafaelo di Paco dueled with France's Charles Pélissier for stage wins and the lead. After stage 5 they shared the lead for a single day.

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