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Historic Overview Maurice Archambaud

Rider

Overall Rank312
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 1908 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 ten 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

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

Seasons

Maurice Archambaud - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1930 Individual 4 996
2. 1932 Alcyon - Dunlop - Armor 1096 23
3. 1933 Alcyon - Dunlop 1911 8
4. 1934 Dei 495 66
5. 1935 A. Leducq - Mercier - Hutchinson 2331 4
6. 1936 Mercier - Hutchinson 1317 20
7. 1937 Mercier - Hutchinson 540 92
8. 1938 Mercier - Hutchinson 48 441
9. 1939 Mercier - Hutchinson 2150 3
10. 1940 Mercier - Hutchinson 0 521
11. 1941 Mercier - Hutchinson 81 223
12. 1942 Mercier - Hutchinson 0 634
13. 1943 Alcyon - Dunlop 96 174
14. 1944 Mercier - Hutchinson 0 507
15. 1945 Individual 0 823
16. 1946 Individual 0 1262
Overall: 10069 312