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Historic Overview Raphael Géminiani

Rider

Overall Rank148
NameRaphael GÉMINIANI
Country
  France
Date of birth12-Jun-1925 - Clermont Ferrand (Auvergne)
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Biography

Raphael Géminiani

Raphaël Géminiani (born Clermont-Ferrand; born 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 fleeing from fascist violence. 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 only by Gastone Nencini in 1957. It has not been equalled since.

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

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Major Victories

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

Raphael Géminiani - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1944 Individual 5 404
2. 1945 Individual 40 312
3. 1946 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 115 275
4. 1947 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 84 373
5. 1948 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 843 38
6. 1949 Métropole - Dunlop 893 40
7. 1950 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 1584 12
8. 1951 Métropole - Dunlop 2016 6
9. 1952 Métropole - Dunlop 1386 15
10. 1953 Bianchi - Pirelli 1626 12
11. 1954 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 511 98
12. 1955 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 2211 6
13. 1956 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 110 335
14. 1957 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop - Quinquina 1091 34
15. 1958 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 1773 14
16. 1959 Rapha - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 542 98
17. 1960 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 40 569
Overall: 14870 148