Historic Overview Jean "Bim" Diederich

Rider

Overall Rank730
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

3

Major Victories

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

Jean "Bim" Diederich - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1945 Individual 31 325
2. 1946 CIL 309 113
3. 1947 Helyett - Hutchinson 1111 24
4. 1948 Rico 126 302
5. 1949 Garin - Wolber 1187 17
6. 1950 Garin - Wolber 1324 20
7. 1951 Garin - Wolber 1245 23
8. 1952 Garin - Wolber 310 144
9. 1953 Garin - Wolber 253 166
10. 1954 Garin 52 419
Overall: 5948 730