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Historic Overview Hubert Opperman

Rider

Overall Rank1257
NameHubert OPPERMAN
Country
  Australia
Date of birth29-May-1904 - Rochester (Victoria)
Date of death18-Apr-1996 - Melbourne (Victoria)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Hubert Opperman

Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman, OBE (29 May 1904 – 18 April 1996), referred to as Oppy by Australian and French crowds, was an Australian cyclist and politician, whose endurance cycling feats in the 1920s and 1930s earned him international acclaim.

Hubert rode a bicycle from the age of eight until his 90th birthday, when his wife Mavys, fearing for his health and safety, forced him to stop. His stamina and endurance in cycling earned Opperman the status of one of the greatest Australian sportsmen.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Bol d'Or 1928
Dunlop Grand Prix 1927
Goulburn - Sydney 1924, 1930
Lyon - Genève - Lyon 1931
Melbourne - Warrnambool (blue ribbon) 1924, 1926, 1929
Paris - Brest - Paris 1931
Sale - Melbourne 1923
Tour of Tasmania 1930
Dunlop Grand Prix - stages 1927 (4)
Sydney - Melbourne - stages 1930 (2)
Tour of Tasmania - stages 1930 (1), 1934 (2)
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Seasons

Hubert Opperman - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1921 Individual 30 383
2. 1922 Individual 68 234
3. 1923 Individual 79 246
4. 1924 Malvern Star 67 298
5. 1925 Malvern Star 0 1041
6. 1926 Malvern Star 38 436
7. 1927 Malvern Star 238 122
8. 1928 Ravat - Wonder - Dunlop 988 22
9. 1929 Malvern Star 38 467
10. 1930 Malvern Star 392 87
11. 1931 Alleluia - Wolber 1891 13
12. 1932 Malvern Star 0 1216
13. 1933 Malvern Star 34 481
14. 1934 Malvern Star 302 110
15. 1935 Malvern Star 154 239
16. 1937 Individual 19 623
Overall: 4338 1257