Historic Overview Jean "Bim" Diederich

Rider

Overall Rank761
NameJean "Bim" DIEDERICH
Country
  Luxembourg
Date of birth20-Feb-1922 - Esch sur Alzette (Luxembourg)
Date of death06-Dec-2012 - Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
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Biography

Jean "Bim" Diederich

Jean "Bim" Diederich (20 February 1922 – 6 December 2012) was a professional Luxembourgian road bicycle racer, with an impressive record in the Tour de France.

Diederich was born in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, and was active in competition from 1946 to 1954. He finished sixth in the road race at the 1947 Road World Championships. He had fourteen wins, including stage wins in the 1950 Tour de France (finishing in Menton), the 1951 Tour de France (from Reims to Ghent, leading the race solo over the Muur van Geraardsbergen before crossing the finish line, earning the nickname "Le Duc de Grammont" or "the Duke of Geraardsbergen"), and the 1952 Tour de France (into Namur). He wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification for three days during the 1951 Tour.

He was the father-in-law of cyclist Lucien Didier, and the grandfather of cyclist Laurent Didier.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Tour de Luxembourg 1949
Tour de France - stages 1950 (1), 1951 (1), 1952 (1)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1947 (1), 1949 (1)
Ronde van Nederland - stages 1948 (1)
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Seasons

Jean "Bim" Diederich - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1945 Individual 39 316
2. 1946 CIL 309 122
3. 1947 Helyett - Hutchinson 1114 24
4. 1948 Garin - Wolber 127 331
5. 1949 Garin - Wolber 1195 17
6. 1950 Garin - Wolber 1373 20
7. 1951 Garin - Wolber 1251 23
8. 1952 Garin - Wolber 327 136
9. 1953 Garin - Wolber 255 170
10. 1954 Garin 52 464
Overall: 6042 761