Historic Overview Raphael Géminiani

Rider

Overall Rank127
NameRaphael GÉMINIANI
Country
  France
Date of birth12-Jun-1925 - Clermont Ferrand (Auvergne)
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Biography

Raphael Géminiani

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

Badges

7

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)
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Seasons

Raphael Géminiani - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1944 Individual 5 386
2. 1945 Individual 18 386
3. 1946 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 115 252
4. 1947 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 71 383
5. 1948 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 831 38
6. 1949 Stucchi 883 39
7. 1950 Bottecchia - Pirelli 1585 12
8. 1951 Bottecchia - Ursus 2012 6
9. 1952 Bianchi - Pirelli 1392 15
10. 1953 Bianchi - Pirelli 1641 12
11. 1954 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 513 93
12. 1955 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 2228 6
13. 1956 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 111 303
14. 1957 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop - Quinquina 1095 31
15. 1958 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 1804 10
16. 1959 Rapha - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 548 94
17. 1960 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 41 477
Overall: 14893 127