Roger Pingeon

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Roger Pingeon
Roger Pingeon TA 2011.jpg
Pingeon in 2011
Personal information
Nickname Le grand échassier, Le plombier-zingueur[1]
Born (1940-08-28)28 August 1940
Hauteville-Lompnes, Ain, Vichy France
Died 19 March 2017(2017-03-19) (aged 76)
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)[1]
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1959 Liberia–Hutchinson
1963–1965 Independant
1965–1972 Peugeot–BP–Michelin
1973 Rokado–De Gribaldy
1974 Jobo–Lejeune
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
General classification (1967)
4 individual stages
Vuelta a España
General classification (1969)
2 individual stages

Roger Pingeon (pronounced: [ʁɔ.ʒe pɛ̃.ʒɔ̃]; 28 August 1940 – 19 March 2017) was a professional road bicycle racer from France.[2]

Biography[edit]

Growing up near the Jura Mountains, he was a cross-country skier as a teenager before taking up bicycle racing. He spent two years in Algeria on military service before starting his professional cycling career relatively late.[3] He raced as a professional from 1964 to 1974. In 1967, Pingeon won the Tour de France. In 1969, Pingeon won the Vuelta a España and finished second behind Eddy Merckx in the Tour de France.[4] He took a total of four Tour de France stage wins and finished in the top five of the race's general classification three times during his career. After retiring from competition he worked as a consultant for Radio Télévision Suisse between 1979 and 1998.[1] Pingeon passed away on 19 March 2017 at his home in the village of Beaupont in the Ain department, about 100 km away from his hometown of Hauteville-Lompnes, after suffering a heart attack.[3]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Source:[4][5]

1964
1st Poly Lyonnaise
1965
2nd Grand Prix de la Trinité
2nd Coppa Ugo Agostoni
5th Grand Prix des Nations
5th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
7th Overall Grand Prix du Midi Libre
12th Overall Tour de France
1966
2nd Overall Critérium National
1st Stage 2
2nd Mont Faron Hill Climb
4th Grand Prix des Nations
8th Overall Tour de France
1967
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de France
1st Stage 5a
1st Stage 2 Paris–Luxembourg
2nd Overall Grand Prix du Midi Libre
3rd Gênes–Nice
4th Boucles de la Seine
5th Trofeo Baracchi (with Raymond Poulidor)
7th Paris–Tours
1968
5th Overall Tour de France
1st Stage 15 and 18hh
1st Combativity Award
2nd National Road Race Championship
3rd Overall Critérium National
3rd Grand Prix of Baden-Baden (with Charly Grosskost)
3rd Mont Faron Hill Climb
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1969
1st Jersey gold.svg Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stage 12 and 14b
2nd Mountains classification
2nd Overall Tour de France
2nd Mountains classification
1st Stage 9
3rd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Mountains classification
9th Overall Paris–Nice
1970
2nd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
3rd Grand Prix de Saint-Raphaël
3rd Mont Faron Hill Climb
4th Overall Critérium National
1971
3rd Trophée Baracchi (with Bernard Thévenet)
3rd Coppa Ugo Agostoni
5th Grand Prix des Nations
1972
1st Stage 1 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse
3rd Points classification
5th Overall Tour de Romandie
7th Overall Paris–Nice
1974
1st Grand Prix de Plumelec
1st Prix de Saint-Claud
1st Prix de La Bastide
3rd Trophée des Grimpeurs
5th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré

Grand Tour results timeline[edit]

1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
Tour de France 12 8 1 5 2 DNF-7B DNE DNF-9 DNE 11
Stages won 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
Mountains classification 15 9 5 4 2 NR NR NR
Points classification 17 NR 8 11 4 NR NR NR
Giro d'Italia DNE DNE DNF DNF DNE DNE DNE DNE DNE DNE
Stages won 0 0
Mountains classification NR NR
Points classification N/A NR NR
Vuelta a España DNE DNE DNE DNE 1 DNE DNE DNE DNF-5 DNE
Stages won 2 0
Mountains classification 2 NR
Points classification NR NR
Legend
1 Winner
2–3 Top three-finish
4–10 Top ten-finish
11– Other finish
DNE Did Not Enter
DNF-x Did Not Finish (retired on stage x)
DNS-x Did Not Start (no started on stage x)
DSQ Disqualified
N/A Race/classification not held
NR Not Ranked in this classification

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