Historic Overview Maurice Archambaud

Rider

Overall Rank305
NameMaurice ARCHAMBAUD
Country
  France
Date of birth30-Aug-1906 - Paris (Lle de France)
Date of death03-Dec-1955 - Le Raincy (Lle de France)
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Biography

Maurice Archambaud

Maurice Archambaud (30 August 1906 in Paris – 3 December 1955 in Le Raincy) was a French professional cyclist from 1932 to 1944. His short stature earned him the nickname of le nabot, or "the dwarf", but his colossal thighs made him an exceptional rider.

He won Paris-Soissons and Paris-Verneuil as an amateur in 1931 and turned professional the following year for Alcyon, one of the top teams in France. He won the inaugural Grand Prix des Nations in his first season.

He set the world hour record at 45.767 km at the Vigorelli velodrome in Milan on 3 November 1937. He beat the Dutchman, Frans Slaats' record of 45.485 km, set on 29 September 1937. The record stood for five years before being beaten by Fausto Coppi.

Archambaud rode for France in the Tour de France between the wars. His sudden changes of form and frequent falls meant that he never won the race, but he did win nine stages and wear the yellow jersey.

He won a shorter stage race, Paris–Nice, in 1936 and 1939.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

G.P. des Nations 1932
Paris - Caen 1935
Paris - Nice 1936, 1939
Circuit de Belgique - stages 1943 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1935 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1936 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1933 (2), 1935 (2), 1936 (1), 1937 (1), 1939 (4)
More results

Seasons

Maurice Archambaud - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1932 Alcyon - Dunlop - Armor 1096 23
2. 1933 Alcyon - Dunlop 1909 8
3. 1934 Dei 494 66
4. 1935 Dei 2330 4
5. 1936 Mercier - Hutchinson 1318 19
6. 1937 Mercier - Hutchinson 539 92
7. 1938 Mercier - Hutchinson 48 440
8. 1939 Mercier - Hutchinson 2150 3
9. 1940 Mercier - Hutchinson 0 514
10. 1941 Mercier - Hutchinson 81 221
11. 1942 Mercier - Hutchinson 0 617
12. 1943 Alcyon - Dunlop 96 174
13. 1944 Mercier - Hutchinson 0 497
14. 1945 Individual 0 794
15. 1946 Individual 0 1253
Overall: 10061 305