Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Adelin Benoit

Adelin Benoit during the 1927 Tour de France

Adelin Benoit, 1900 - 1954, was a Belgian professional road cyclist during the years 1921 through 1932. 

In 1923 Adelin Benoit won the Belgium National Championship Road Race for independent racers.

His first year competing in the Tour de France, 1925, Benoit delivered an amazing performance. He won the eighth stage, finished in second place in two stages and third place in two other stages. He wore the yellow jersey of race leader for five days in that year's tour and finished in twelth place in the general classification.

Benoit went on to win three more stages of the Tour de France in the next couple of editions of the race. His best finish was fifth place in the general classification during the 1927 tour.

A famous bicycle advertising poster for Thomann Bicycles, celebrating Adelin Benoit's break out performance during the 1925 Tour de France!

Adelin Benoit flipping his wheel around to change the gearing on his bicycle.

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