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Albert Bourlon (23 November 1916 – 16 October 2013) was a French professional road bicycle racer. He was born in Sancergues. In 1947, Bourlon won the 14th stage of the Tour de France. Almost directly from the start, he broke away, and rode solo for 253 km (157 mi), the longest solo in post-war Tour de France history.[1][2]

Albert Bourlon
Personal information
Full nameAlbert Bourlon
Born(1916-11-23)23 November 1916
Sancergues, France
Died16 October 2013(2013-10-16) (aged 96)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Major wins
Paris–Bourges (1947)
1 stage 1947 Tour de France

Major resultsEdit

1947
Paris–Bourges
Tour de France:
Winner stage 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Le Tour en chiffres Les autres records" (PDF) (in French). LeTour.fr. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 March 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Décès d'Albert Bourlon, doyen des coureurs du Tour de France, à 96 ans | Fil info Sport Cyclisme". lesoir.be. Retrieved 17 October 2013.

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