Louison Bobet

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Louis Bobet
Louison Bobet (1951).jpg
Bobet at the 1951 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameLouis Bobet
NicknameLouison, Zonzon
Born(1925-03-12)12 March 1925
Saint-Méen-le-Grand, France
Died13 March 1983(1983-03-13) (aged 58)
Biarritz, France
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1946–1954Stella
1955–1960Mercier–BP–Hutchinson
1961Template:Cycling data Ignis
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
General classification (1953, 1954, 1955)
Mountains classification (1950)
11 Stages
Giro d'Italia
Mountains classification (1951)
1 Stage

Stage races

Paris–Nice (1952)
Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré (1955)
Tour de Luxembourg (1955)

One-day races and Classics

World Road Race Championships (1954)
National Road Race Championships (1950, 1951)
Milan–San Remo (1951)
Tour of Flanders (1955)
Paris–Roubaix (1956)
Bordeaux–Paris (1959)
Giro di Lombardia (1951)
Critérium International (1951 & 1952)
Grand Prix des Nations (1952)
Medal record
Representing  France
Men's road bicycle racing
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1954 Solingen Road race
Silver medal – second place 1957 Waregem Road race
Silver medal – second place 1958 Reims Road race

Louis "Louison" Bobet (pronounced [lwi.zɔ̃ bɔ.be]; 12 March 1925 – 13 March 1983[1]) was a French professional road racing cyclist. He was the first to win the Tour de France three times in a row.

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