Historic Overview Raphaël Geminiani

Rider

Overall Rank125
NameRaphaël GEMINIANI
Country
  France
Date of birth12-Jun-1925 - Clermont Ferrand (Auvergne)
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Biography

Raphaël Geminiani

Raphaël Géminiani (born Clermont-Ferrand, France, 12 June 1925) is a French former road bicycle racer. He had six podium finishes in the Grand Tours. He is one of four children of Italian immigrants who moved to Clermont-Ferrand. He worked in a cycle shop and started racing as a boy. He became a professional and then a directeur sportif, notably of Jacques Anquetil and the St-Raphaël team.

His professional career ran from 1946 to 1960. He won the mountains competition in the Tour de France in 1951. His best overall place was second in 1951 behind Hugo Koblet. He won seven stages of the Tour between 1949 and 1955 and wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification for four days. He won the national championship in 1953, the mountain competition of the Giro d'Italia in 1951 and third place in the Vuelta a España 1955. In 1955, Géminiani finished in the top 10 of the three big tours (Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España), equalled by Gastone Nencini only in 1957.

In 1977 he called doping checks the "cancer of cycling". He recognised that he had used drugs during his career. His strong personality earned him the nickname of Le Grand Fusil, which translates roughly as "Top Gun".

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

G.P. du Midi-Libre 1951
Tour de France - stages 1949 (1), 1950 (2), 1951 (1), 1952 (2), 1955 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1957 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1951 (1), 1953 (1)
More results

Seasons

Raphaël Geminiani - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1944 Individual 4 381
2. 1945 Individual 9 438
3. 1946 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 115 244
4. 1947 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 49 429
5. 1948 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 812 37
6. 1949 Stucchi 816 40
7. 1950 Bottecchia - Pirelli 1364 15
8. 1951 Bottecchia - Ursus 1659 7
9. 1952 Bianchi - Pirelli 1348 15
10. 1953 Bianchi - Pirelli 1584 12
11. 1954 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 401 113
12. 1955 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 2173 6
13. 1956 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 108 298
14. 1957 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop - Quinquina 1043 30
15. 1958 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 1732 11
16. 1959 Rapha - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 523 91
17. 1960 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 23 552
Overall: 13763 125