Historic Overview Jean Graczyk

Rider

Overall Rank225
NameJean GRACZYK
Country
  France
Date of birth26-May-1933 - Neuvy sur Barangeon (Centre)
Date of death27-Jun-2004 - Vierzon (Centre)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Jean Graczyk

Jean Graczyk (26 May 1933 – 27 June 2004) was a professional road bicycle racer who won two points classifications in the Tour de France and has won several stages each at the Tour de France and Vuelta a España. Before turning professional, Graczyk won an Olympic silver medal in the team pursuit for France.

His nickname in the sport was Popof. The American-French journalist René de Latour jokingly said in the British monthly Sporting Cyclist that it was because of his habit of attacking alone, or "popping off". De Latour, however, depended too heavily on his readers' understanding of French slang, because Popof is a semi-derogatory term in French for someone of Polish background. The "popping off" suggestion, however, is still widely believed and appears from time to time in histories of the sport.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Super Prestige "Pernod" 1960
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) 1961
Paris - Nice 1959
Tour de France - stages 1959 (1), 1960 (4)
Vuelta a España - stages 1958 (1), 1962 (4)
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) - stages 1961 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1960 (1)

Seasons

Jean Graczyk - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1955 La Perle - Hutchinson 10 725
2. 1957 Helyett - Potin 242 170
3. 1958 Helyett 1809 12
4. 1959 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 1225 20
5. 1960 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 2222 3
6. 1961 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson 725 59
7. 1962 Saint Raphaël - Helyett - Hutchinson 1537 11
8. 1963 Margnat 932 39
9. 1964 Margnat - Paloma - Dunlop 749 52
10. 1965 Ford France - Gitane 252 180
11. 1966 Ford France - Hutchinson 415 106
12. 1967 Bic 194 202
13. 1968 Bic 42 360
14. 1969 Sonolor 15 535
15. 1970 Sonolor 2 571
16. 1972 Rokado 0 593
Overall: 10371 225