Thursday, July 5, 2012

Leon Georget

Leon Georget 
Leon Georget ( 1879 – November) was a racing cyclist from France. He was known as The Father of the Bol d'Or having won the race 9 times between 1903 and 1919 in Paris. He was also nicknamed Big Red, or The Brute.

Leon's younger brother Emile was also a very successful cyclist, winning the Bordeaux–Paris and 9 stages of the Tour de France. His son Pierre Georget won silver (1000 metres) and bronze medals (tandem) at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Leon Georget 

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