Historic Overview Hubert Opperman

Rider

Overall Rank1640
NameHubert OPPERMAN
Country
  Australia
Date of birth29-May-1904 - Rochester (Victoria)
Date of death18-Apr-1996 - Melbourne (Victoria)
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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

Major Victories

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

Seasons

Hubert Opperman - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1921 Individual 0 691
2. 1922 Individual 0 744
3. 1923 Individual 0 864
4. 1924 Malvern Star 0 683
5. 1925 Malvern Star 0 745
6. 1926 Malvern Star 0 759
7. 1927 Malvern Star 0 880
8. 1928 Ravat 805 23
9. 1929 Malvern Star 0 834
10. 1930 Malvern Star 80 236
11. 1931 Alleluia 1773 13
12. 1932 Malvern Star 0 832
13. 1933 Malvern Star 0 834
14. 1934 Malvern Star 70 295
15. 1935 Malvern Star 147 212
Overall: 2875 1640