Antonin Rolland

Antonin Rolland (born 18 September 1924) was a professional French cyclist from 1946 to 1963. Rolland won stages in the Tour de France and in the Giro d'Italia. He was born in Sainte-Euphémie, Ain.

Antonin Rolland
Antonin Rolland (1954).jpg
Personal information
Full nameAntonin Rolland
Born (1924-09-03) September 3, 1924 (age 96)
Sainte-Euphémie, France
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1946-1948Rhonson-Dunlop
1949Ricci
1950-1951Rhonson-Dunlop
1952-1954Terrot-Hutchinson
1955L.Bobet-BP-Hutchinson
1955Mercier-Hutchinson
1956-1959L.Bobet-BP-Hutchinson
1960Rochet-Margnat
1961Margnat-Rochet-Dunlop
1962Individual
1963Bertin-Porter 39-Milremo and Still Follis
Major wins
Midi Libre (1950, 1956)

In the 1955 Tour de France, Rolland led the general classification for twelve stages, but his team captain Louison Bobet wanted to win his third consecutive Tour, so did not help Rolland to defend the lead.[1] Rolland ended in fifth place that year, his best Tour de France result in his career.

Major resultsEdit

1946
GP de Thizy
1948
Chauffailles
1950
Grand prix du Midi Libre
1951
Bourg-Geneva-Bourg
1952
Tour de France:
Winner stage 23
1953
Cazès-Mondenard
Nantua
Tour de France:
7th place overall classification
1955
Cluny
Bourg-Geneva-Bourg
Tour de France:
5th place overall classification
Wearing yellow jersey for 12 stages
Winner stage 2
1956
Grand prix du Midi Libre
Oyonnax
1957
GP de Cannes
Mâcon
Giro d'Italia:
Winner stages 3, 7 and 9
1958
Giro di Sardegna
1959
La Charité-sur-Loire

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Startt, James (13 September 2020). "Antonin Rolland on playing domestic under the yellow jersey". Velonews.com.


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