Désiré Letort

Désiré Letort (29 January 1943 - 9 September 2012) was a French cyclist.[1] His sporting career began with ACBB Paris. [2] His career best finishes in the Tour de France were 17th in 1971, 9th in 1969 and 4th in 1967.

Désiré Letort
Désiré Letort (1971).jpg
Désiré Letort (1971), 'Sprint 71', Panini figurine n ° 84.
Personal information
Full nameDésiré Letort
Born(1943-01-29)29 January 1943
Corseul, France
Died9 September 2012(2012-09-09) (aged 69)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1970BIC
1973Gitane-Frigécrème

BiographyEdit

Letort was born in Corseul. He won the French national road race championship in 1967, but after the race failed the doping tests.

Letort raced in eight Tours de France. He wore the yellow jersey in the 1969 Tour de France for one day after stage 5.[3]

Major resultsEdit

1963
French military champion
Circuit des deux provinces [fr]
1966
Paris–Camembert
Sévignac
1967
  France national road race championship failed doping test
Sévignac
1968
Critérium de Saint-Georges-de-Chesné
1969
Ploerdut
Laval
Plancoet
1970
Issé
Hénon
1971
Nice-Seillans

Grand tour resultsEdit

Tour de FranceEdit

Vuelta a EspañaEdit

Giro d'ItaliaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cyclisme. Disparition de Désiré Letort - Plancoët - Cyclisme" (in French). ouest-france.fr. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
  2. ^ Miroir du Cyclisme (1963). Livre d`Or 1963. Paris. p. 82.
  3. ^ "1969 Tour de France jerseys".

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