Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Charles Pelissier


Charles Pelissier
Charles Pelissier (1903-1959) was a French professional bicycle racer during the years 1922 through 1939. He was the youngest of the three Pelissier brothers, who all raced as professionals. His older brothers were Francis and Henri Pelissier. Charles knew that he wasn't as talented as his older brothers and was content to rise through the ranks. 

He was the Elite National Cyclo-Cross Champion of France during the years: 1926, 1927 and 1928.

During his career he won 16 stages of Tour de Frances. His most famous year was 1930, when he won eight stages. He also finished in second place during seven stages, and finished third place in three stages of the 1930 Tour de France. That year he was 9th in the overall general classification.
Charles Pelissier
Click here for more information on Charles's older brother Henri Pelissier.
Click here for more information on Charles's older brother Francis Pelissier.

1 comment:

  1. What a great photo! You don't see style like that very often.

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