Historic Overview Apo Lazarides

Rider

Overall Rank768
NameApo LAZARIDES
Country
  France
Date of birth16-Oct-1925 - Marles les Mines (Nord Pas de Calais)
Date of death30-Oct-1998 - Nice (Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Apo Lazarides - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1944 Individual 31 191
2. 1945 Individual 31 303
3. 1946 France Sport 326 85
4. 1947 France Sport 877 37
5. 1948 France Sport 1120 18
6. 1949 France Sport 956 20
7. 1950 Helyett 672 49
8. 1951 France Sport 372 108
9. 1952 France Sport 9 721
10. 1953 Rochet 35 455
11. 1954 Arliguie 445 90
12. 1955 Arliguie 149 256
13. 1956 Arliguie 0 884
Overall: 5023 768

Biography

Apo Lazaridès (16 October 1925 – 30 October 1998) was a French champion cyclist.

Born Jean-Apôtre Lazaridès in Marles-les-Mines, Pas-de-Calais of Greek ancestries (became French in 1929), he cycled in the mountains as a boy. During the German occupation, Lazaridès used his cycling to transport supplies to the French Resistance.

Nicknamed "Apo", a short version of his middle name, he competed in races throughout France during the war. In 1946 Lazaridès finished fifth in the "Ronde de France", then won the most important competition of the year, the "La Course du Tour de France", a 1316 km race from Monaco to Paris. This was organised by the group who took charge of organisation of the Tour de France.

In the 1947 Tour, Lazaridès finished tenth but captured second overall in the mountain class. In 1948, he finished ninth and went on to take second place in the world championship. He retired in 1955 and moved to Cannes, where he was president of the Étoile Sportive de Cannes."

Lazaridès died in Cannes in 1998 and was buried there in the Cimetière du Grand Jas.

source - Wikipedia