Georges Sérès

Georges Sérès (7 April 1884 – 26 June 1951)[1] was a French professional cyclist who mainly specialized in motor-paced racing. In this discipline he won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the world championships in 1920, 1924 and 1925, respectively.[2][3] He crashed in a 1922 race in New Bedford and had 17 fractures after being run over by a pacer.[4]

Georges Sérès
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Personal information
Born7 April 1884
Condom, France
Died26 June 1951 (aged 64)
Paris, France
Sport
SportCycling
Medal record
Representing  France
UCI Motor-paced World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Professionals
Silver medal – second place 1924 Paris Professionals
Bronze medal – third place 1925 Amsterdam Professionals

Still a teenager, he participated in the 1905 and 1906 edition of the Tour de France, but did not manage to finish either of them. In 1908 he achieved a 5th place in the highly regarded classic Paris - Tours.[5]

On the track he also won three six-day races in Paris, in 1921, 1922 and 1924.[2]

His sons Georges and Arthur were also competitive cyclists.

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