Historic Overview Jean Dotto

Rider

Overall Rank231
NameJean DOTTO
Country
  France
Date of birth27-Mar-1928 - Saint Nazaire (Pays de la Loire)
Date of death20-Feb-2000 - Ollioules (Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Jean Dotto - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1949 Individual 25 538
2. 1950 France Sport 221 195
3. 1951 France Sport 579 49
4. 1952 France Sport 1721 7
5. 1953 France Sport 189 181
6. 1954 Terrot 1163 16
7. 1955 Terrot 1079 26
8. 1956 St. Raphael 704 56
9. 1957 Libéria 1074 22
10. 1958 Libéria 559 79
11. 1959 Libéria 877 30
12. 1960 Libéria 533 78
13. 1961 Libéria 643 60
14. 1962 Libéria 277 154
15. 1963 Margnat 317 136
Overall: 9961 231

Biography

Jean-Baptiste Dotto (27 March 1928, in St-Nazaire – 20 February 2000, in Ollioules, France) was the first French racing cyclist to win the Vuelta a España. He rode the Tour de France 13 times, coming fourth in 1954.

Jean Dotto was born with Italian nationality. He became French in 1937. Dotto was a good climber. He became an independent, or semi-professional, in 1948 and won a race up Mont Ventoux that year and won Marseille-Toulon-Marseille and the climb of La Turbie, near Nice in 1950. He turned professional in 1951 for France-Sport-Dunlop and won five races, including three hill climbs, in his first season. He rode until 1963, winning 35 races, including the Dauphiné-Libéré twice. He won stage 19 of the 1954 Tour de France and next year won the Vuelta by beating Julio Jiménez of Spain and Raphaël Géminiani of France.

Of his era, he said: "We took amphetamine but not all the year. That allowed us to win and it wasn't very dangerous."

source - Wikipedia