Paul Chocque

Paul Chocque (14 July 1910 – 4 September 1949) was a French professional road bicycle racer. He won a silver medal at the 1932 Summer Olympics in team pursuit event.[1]

Paul Chocque
Paul Chocque en novembre 1933.jpg
Personal information
Full namePaul Chocque
Born(1910-07-14)14 July 1910
Meudon, France
Died4 September 1949(1949-09-04) (aged 39)
Paris, France
Team information
DisciplineRoad/cyclo-cross
RoleRider

In 1934 Chocque traveled to Australia with Fernand Mithouard to compete in the Centenary 1000, one week road bicycle race over seven stages covering 1,102 miles (1,773 km). The race was run in as part of the celebrations of the Centenary of Victoria.[2] Nino Borsari a member of the Italian gold medal winning team pursuit at the 1932 Summer Olympics also competed. Chocque was in the lead at the Ballarat sprint in stage 3 when he was struck, causing him to crash, breaking his collarbone, forcing him to abandon.[3]

Major resultsEdit

1932
  1932 Summer Olympics, Team pursuit
1933
Circuit des Deux-Sèvres
GP Wolber
Circuit de Paris
Critérium International
Critérium National de la Route
Mont Valérien
  France national cyclo-cross championship
Bordeaux–Paris
1936
Critérium International
1937
Derby de St Germain
Fourmies
Tour de France:
Winner stages 16 and 18B
7th place overall classification
1938
  France national cyclo-cross championship

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paul Chocque Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Great cycle road race for centenary". Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 – 1954). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 11 April 1934. p. 10.
  3. ^ "Chocque in bad smash". The Sporting Globe. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 24 October 1934. p. 13.

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