José Catieau

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José Catieau
José Catieau (1971).jpg
Personal information
Full nameJosé Catieau
Born (1946-07-17) 17 July 1946 (age 72)
Coutiches, France
Team information
Current teamRetired
Major wins
Paris–Camembert (1972)
One stage Tour de France (1973)

José Catieau (born 17 July 1946 at Coutiches, France) is a former professional French road bicycle racer. He was professional from 1969 to 1976. For the 1973 season, Catieau was a teammate of the great Spanish cyclist Luis Ocaña on the Bic team. At the start of the 1973 Tour de France, Catieau won stage 1b into St.Niklaas in Belgium. The third stage of the 1973 Tour de France began in Roubaix and part of the day's stage went over some cobblestones which are traditionally used in the Spring Classic, Paris–Roubaix. When the peloton went over a section of cobblestones at Querenaing, Catieau, Ocaña and three of teammates together with a group of 5 riders attacked and got an advantage. This advantage was over five minutes at one point but the chasing group reduced this to two and a half minutes at the finish. At the vélodrome in Reims, Cyrille Guimard won the sprint but Catieau took the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification and Ocaña had distanced many of the favourites for the General classification.[1] Catieau kept the yellow jersey for four days until the first mountain stage when Ocaña took the jersey. Catieau also won the Paris–Camembert in 1972.

Major results[edit]

Le Quillo
Tour de France:
Winner stage 1B
Wearing yellow jersey for four days
GP de Soissons


  1. ^ "Roubaix-Reims, 226km". Archived from the original on 2008-01-29. Retrieved 2007-12-09.

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