Historic Overview Eugène Christophe

Rider

Overall Rank119
NameEugène CHRISTOPHE
Country
  France
Date of birth22-Jan-1885 - Paris (Lle de France)
Date of death01-Feb-1970 - Paris (Lle de France)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Eugène Christophe - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1904 Individual 175 25
2. 1905 Individual 111 50
3. 1906 Labor 971 7
4. 1907 Alcyon - Dunlop 20 172
5. 1908 Alcyon - Dunlop 99 97
6. 1909 Alcyon - Dunlop 1227 11
7. 1910 Alcyon - Dunlop 910 15
8. 1911 Alcyon - Dunlop 566 33
9. 1912 Alcyon - Dunlop 1642 3
10. 1913 Peugeot - Wolber 947 15
11. 1914 Peugeot - Wolber 639 25
12. 1917 Individual 241 15
13. 1919 Individual 1867 5
14. 1920 Individual 1127 13
15. 1921 Individual 759 26
16. 1922 Automoto - Wolber - Cycles Russell 1415 13
17. 1923 Christophe - Hutchinson 52 227
18. 1924 Christophe 0 560
19. 1925 J.B. Louvet 771 24
20. 1926 Peugeot 82 204
21. 1928 Individual 24 455
Overall: 13645 119

Biography

Eugène Christophe (born Malakoff, Paris, France, 22 January 1885, died in Paris, 1 February 1970) was a French road bicycle racer and pioneer of cyclo-cross. He was a professional from 1904 until 1926. In 1919 he became the first rider to wear the yellow jersey of the Tour de France .

Eugène Christophe rode 11 Tours de France and finished eight. He never won but he became famous for having to weld together his bicycle while leading. It was one of a series of events that coloured his racing career.

source - Wikipedia