Jean Robic

Road Bicycle Racer
Born Jun 10, 1921
Hometown Vouziers
Died Oct 6, 1980
Death Place Seine-et-Marne
Other Names (Le farfadet de l...

Jean Robic was a French road racing cyclist, who won the 1947 Tour de France. Robic was a professional cyclist from 1943 to 1961. His diminutive stature (1.61m, 60 kg) and appearance was encapsulated in the nickname the hobgoblin of the Brittany moor. For faster, gravity assisted, descents he collected drinking bottles ballasted with lead or mercury at the summits of mountain climbs and "cols".… Read More

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1921 Birth Born on June 10, 1921.


1943 22 Years Old He turned professional in 1943. … Read More
1945 24 Years Old …  Robic's father was killed in September 1945 by the branch of a tree he was sawing and Robic acquired a house in Petit-Clamart for his mother. … Read More
1947 26 Years Old …  The two married four days before the 1947 Tour.
1950 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Robic also won the Rome-Naples-Rome in 1950, the world cyclo-cross championship in 1950, and the Tour de Haute-Savoie and Polymultipliée in 1952. … Read More


1953 32 Years Old Robic fell again while in the running to win the Tour de France of 1953. … Read More
1954 33 Years Old He rode the Tour again in 1954, 1955 and 1959 without finishing. … Read More


1967 46 Years Old Robic rode his last race in 1967, in the Puteaux suburb of Paris. … Read More


1980 59 Years Old Died on October 6, 1980.
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