Odile Defraye

Odile Defraye (pronounced [ɔ.dil dɛ.fʁɛj]; Dutch: Odiel Defraeye; 14 July 1888 - 21 August 1965) was a Belgian road racing cyclist who won three stages and the overall title of the 1912 Tour de France, which was the last tour decided by a points system instead of overall best time.[1] He was the first Belgian to win the Tour and was only invited to join Alcyon's all-French team at a late stage for publicity purposes.

Odile Defraye
Odiel Defraeye.jpg
Personal information
Full nameOdile Defraye
Born(1888-07-14)14 July 1888
Rumbeke, West Flanders, Belgium
Died21 August 1965(1965-08-21) (aged 77)
Walloon Brabant, Belgium
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
General classification
3 Stages (1912)

One-day races and Classics

Milan–San Remo (1913)

In the 1913 Tour de France, Defraye held the overall lead after stages 2 through 5 before relinquishing the lead on the Tourmalet to Stage 6 and eventual winner Philippe Thys. He participated in six tours between 1909 and 1924 but his victory Tour was the only one that he completed.[2]

Other major wins include the 1913 Milan–San Remo, a one-day classic, and four stages and the overall for the 1912 Tour of Belgium.

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

1908
Tour of Flanders (Amateur edition)
1910
Winner Championship of Flanders
1911
  Belgian National Road Race Championships
1912
Winner Tour of Belgium
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 6
Stage 7
 Winner Tour de France
Stage 2
Stage 7
Stage 9
1913
Milan–San Remo
1921
Tour of Belgium
Stage 6

Grand Tour results timelineEdit

1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924
Giro d'Italia DNE DNE DNE DNE DNE DNE N/A N/A N/A N/A DNE DNE DNE DNE DNE DNE
Stages won
Tour de France DNF-2 DNE DNE 1 DNF-6 DNF-10 N/A N/A N/A N/A DNF-4 DNF-3 DNE DNE DNE DNF-6
Stages won 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Vuelta a España N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stages won
Legend
1 Winner
2–3 Top three-finish
4–10 Top ten-finish
11– Other finish
DNE Did Not Enter
DNF-x Did Not Finish (retired on stage x)
DNS-x Did Not Start (no started on stage x)
DSQ Disqualified
N/A Race/classification not held
NR Not Ranked in this classification

ReferencesEdit