Jacques Dupont (cyclist)

Jacques Dupont (19 June 1928 – 4 November 2019)[1] was a French racing cyclist and Olympic champion in track cycling.[2] He won a gold medal in the 1000m time trial at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.[3] He also won a bronze medal in the team road race, together with José Beyaert and Alain Moineau. He won Paris–Tours in 1951 and 1955. He won the 1955 event in what was then a record speed for a professional race covering the 253 km at an average of 43.666 km per hour and being awarded the Ruban Jaune.

Jacques Dupont
Jacques Dupont, vainqueur de Paris-Tours 1951.jpg
Dupont in 1951
Personal information
Born(1928-06-19)19 June 1928
Lézat-sur-Lèze, Ariège, France
Died4 November 2019(2019-11-04) (aged 91)
Medal record


  1. ^ https://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Jacques-dupont-sacre-champion-olympique-en-1948-est-mort/1076599
  2. ^ "Jacques Dupont Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  3. ^ "1948 Summer Olympics – London, United Kingdom – Cycling" Archived 22 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 15 July 2008)

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