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Historic Overview Raphael Géminiani

Rider

Overall Rank153
NameRaphael GÉMINIANI
Country
  France
Date of birth12-Jun-1925 - Clermont Ferrand (Auvergne)
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Biography

Raphael Géminiani

Raphaël Géminiani (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
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1951 (1), 1953 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1949 (1), 1950 (2), 1951 (1), 1952 (2), 1955 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1957 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1957 (1)
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Seasons

Raphael Géminiani - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1944 Individual 5 415
2. 1945 Individual 40 312
3. 1946 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 115 276
4. 1947 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 84 374
5. 1948 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 856 39
6. 1949 Métropole - Dunlop 905 40
7. 1950 Métropole - Dunlop - Hutchinson 1612 12
8. 1951 Métropole - Dunlop 2032 6
9. 1952 Métropole - Dunlop 1409 15
10. 1953 Bianchi - Pirelli 1653 12
11. 1954 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 516 98
12. 1955 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 2249 6
13. 1956 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 112 338
14. 1957 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop - Quinquina 1115 34
15. 1958 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 1802 15
16. 1959 Rapha - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 551 99
17. 1960 Saint Raphaël - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 41 572
Overall: 15097 153