Georges Parent (cyclist)

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Georges Parent
Georges Parent Radsportler.jpg
Personal information
Born 15 September 1885
Tresserve, France
Died 22 October 1918 (aged 33)
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Sport
Sport Cycling

Georges Parent (15 September 1885 – 22 October 1918) was a French professional cyclist who was active between 1907 and 1914, predominantly in motor-paced racing. In this discipline he won the world championships in 1909–1911 and finished in third place in 1907.[1][2]

Parent started biking while working as a delivery boy for a coffee shop.[3] His first competition was a road race in 1903.[4] He retired from cycling with the start of World War I, enlisted to the French Army and was wounded several times in battles. Three weeks before the end of the war, he died of the Spanish flu.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Georges Parent. radsportseiten.net
  2. ^ Track Cycling World Championships 2012 to 1893. bikecult.com
  3. ^ Lt. anderen Angaben soll er Musiker gewesen sein, s. Toni Theilmeier: Die wilde, verwegene Jagd. Der Aufstieg des professionellen Stehersports in Deutschland bis 1910, Leipzig 2009, p. 88.
  4. ^ Sport-Album der Rad-Welt, 5 Jg., Berlin 1907, p. 40.
  5. ^ Les cyclistes pendant la 1ere guierre mondiale Archived September 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. memoire-du-cyclisme.net