Charles Pélissier

Charles Pélissier (20 February 1903 – 28 May 1959) was a French racing cyclist, between 1922 and 1939, winning 16 stages in the Tour de France. The number of eight stages won in the 1930 Tour de France is still a record, shared with Eddy Merckx (1970, 1974) and Freddy Maertens (1976). In addition to his 8-stage wins that year, Pélissier also finished second place 7 times.[2] In the 1931 Tour de France after stage 5, he shared the lead for one day with Rafaele di Paco.[3] Pélissier was the younger brother of racing cyclists Francis Pélissier and Henri Pélissier. Pélissier was born and died in Paris.

Charles Pélissier
Charles Pélissier Tour de France 1929.JPG
Personal information
Full nameCharles Pélissier
NicknameValentino, Brummel[1]
Born(1903-02-20)20 February 1903
Paris, France
Died28 May 1959(1959-05-28) (aged 56)
Paris, France
Team information
Rider typeSprinter
Major wins
16 Tour de France stages

Major resultsEdit

  France national cyclo-cross champion
  France national cyclo-cross champion
  France national cyclo-cross champion
Tour de France:
Winner stage 16
GP du Mathonnais
Tour de France:
Winner stages 1, 3, 10, 11, 18, 19, 20 and 21 (record on an edition)
9th place overall classification
Wearing yellow jersey for one day
Tour de France:
Winner stages 5, 8, 13, 16 and 24
Wearing yellow jersey for two days (one joint with Rafaele di Paco)
Critérium des As
Circuit de Paris
Tour de France:
Winner stages 2 and 12
Derby de St Germain

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Vergne, Laurent (22 July 2015). "Cannibale, Chéri-pipi, Wookie, Andy torticolis… le Top 20 des surnoms mythiques du cyclisme" [Cannibal, Chéri-pipi, Wookie, Andy Torticollis... the Top 20 mythical nicknames of cycling]. Eurosport (in French). Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Le Tour en chiffres Les autres records" (PDF) (in French). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  3. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol (2006). The Story of the Tour De France. Dog Ear Publishing. p. 118. ISBN 1-59858-180-5. Retrieved 2008-03-17. Leading up to the Pyrenees, Italy's ace sprinter Rafaelo di Paco dueled with France's Charles Pélissier for stage wins and the lead. After stage 5 they shared the lead for a single day.

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