Georges Groussard

Georges Groussard (born 22 March 1937) is a retired French road cyclist. Groussard rode professionally from 1960 to 1967. He participated in 7 Tours de France, and wore the yellow jersey for 9 consecutive days in 1964. His best overall result was also in 1964, when he finished 5th place in the overall classification. His elder brother Joseph Groussard was also a professional cyclist.

Georges Groussard
Georges Groussard 1963.jpg
Groussard at the 1963 Tour de France
Personal information
Full nameGeorges Groussard
NicknameLe Coq de Fougeres
Born (1937-03-22) 22 March 1937 (age 83)
Ille-et-Vilaine, France
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
1960Helyett
1961Alcyon
1962–1967Pelforth
Major wins
9 days in yellow jersey

Since 1995, the race La Georges Groussard is dedicated to him.[1]

Major resultsEdit

1959
Winner Mican-Morvan (amateur race)
1961
2nd place Paris–Nice
3rd place Tour de Luxembourg
1962
Winner in Plumeliau
1963
Winner in Plumeliau
1964
2nd place in French national road race championship
2nd place in Preslin
2nd place in Sévignac

Tour de France resultsEdit

  • 1961: 30th place
  • 1962: 72nd place
  • 1963: 51st place
  • 1964: 5th place, 10 days in yellow jersey
  • 1965: did not finish: gave up in stage 3[2]
  • 1966: 30th place
  • 1967: Team: France 3 (start number 127), did not finish; out of time on stage 8[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bloc'Notes: la Georges Groussard – 18 juin 2005 –". www.cyclosport.com. 31 May 2005. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Tour de France 1965 :De Deelnemers". Netherlands: tourde-france.nl. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007.
  3. ^ "Tour de France 1967 :De Deelnemers". Netherlands: tourde-france.nl. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007.

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