Historic Overview Apo Lazaridès

Rider

Overall Rank889
NameApo LAZARIDÈS
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

Biography

Apo Lazaridès

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 ancestry (he became French in 1929), he cycled in the mountains as a boy. During the German occupation of France, 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

Major Victories

Monaco - Paris 1946
Ronde de France - stages 1946 (1)
More results

Seasons

Apo Lazaridès - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1943 Individual 9 414
2. 1944 Individual 31 201
3. 1945 Individual 31 311
4. 1946 France Sport - Dunlop 326 102
5. 1947 France Sport - Dunlop 855 40
6. 1948 France Sport - Dunlop 1084 22
7. 1949 France Sport - Dunlop 950 29
8. 1950 Helyett - Hutchinson 656 65
9. 1951 France-Sport - Dunlop 360 123
10. 1952 France Sport - Dunlop 8 762
11. 1953 Rochet - Dunlop 33 490
12. 1954 Ideor 433 111
13. 1955 Arliguie - Hutchinson 146 284
14. 1956 Arliguie - Hutchinson 0 911
Overall: 4922 889