Maurice De Muer

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Maurice De Muer
Personal information
Born (1921-10-04)4 October 1921
Potigny, France
Died 4 March 2012(2012-03-04) (aged 90)
Team information
Role Rider

Maurice De Muer (4 October 1921 – 4 March 2012) was a French cyclist who rode as a professional between 1943 and 1951 and later became a cycling team manager.[1]

He won Paris–Camembert in 1944 and finished second in the 1946 edition of Paris–Nice. He also rode in the 1947 and 1948 Tour de France.[2][3]

De Muer is mostly remembered as a cycling team manager.[4] He started by supporting a small team, Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune, recruiting aggressive riders. This team was allowed to participate in the Tour de France in 1963.[5] He became noticed as a sports director when in 1964 one of his cyclists Georges Groussard wore the yellow jersey for 10 days. He then led the team Bic (1969-1974) with which he led the fiery Luis Ocaña to victory in the Tour de France in 1973. He managed the Peugeot cycling team from 1978 to 1982.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maurice de Muer: Demanding cycling director for Peugeot - Obituaries - News". London: The Independent. 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  2. ^ "34ème Tour de France 1947" (in French). Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "35ème Tour de France 1948" (in French). Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Maurice de Muer". London: independent. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Maurice de Muer: Demanding cycling director for Peugeot". London: independent. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2013.