Historic Overview Jean Dotto

Rider

Overall Rank254
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

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

Major Victories

Vuelta a España 1955
Dauphiné Libéré 1952, 1960
Giro d'Italia - stages 1955 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1954 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1952 (1)
More results

Seasons

Jean Dotto - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1949 Individual 26 569
2. 1950 France Sport - Dunlop 230 217
3. 1951 France-Sport - Dunlop 560 63
4. 1952 France Sport - Dunlop 1632 9
5. 1953 France Sport - Dunlop 181 208
6. 1954 Terrot - Hutchinson - Wolber 1152 24
7. 1955 Vampire - D'Alessandro 1076 31
8. 1956 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 652 64
9. 1957 Libéria - Hutchinson - D'Alessandro 1090 26
10. 1958 Libéria - Hutchinson 552 96
11. 1959 Libéria - Hutchinson 885 43
12. 1960 Libéria - Grammont 530 88
13. 1961 Libéria - Grammont - Wolber 655 69
14. 1962 Libéria - Grammont - Wolber 283 170
15. 1963 Margnat - Paloma - Dunlop 324 150
Overall: 9828 254