Historic Overview Jean Graczyk

Rider

Overall Rank187
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), 1962 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1963 (2)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1958 (1), 1960 (1), 1961 (1)
More results

Seasons

Jean Graczyk - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1955 La Perle - Hutchinson 9 737
2. 1957 Helyett - Potin 259 175
3. 1958 Helyett - Leroux - Hutchinson 1728 12
4. 1959 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 1258 19
5. 1960 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 2403 4
6. 1961 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson 1295 22
7. 1962 Saint Raphaël - Helyett - Hutchinson 1526 12
8. 1963 Margnat - Paloma - Dunlop 929 45
9. 1964 Margnat - Paloma - Dunlop 722 55
10. 1965 Ford France - Gitane 432 113
11. 1966 Ford France - Hutchinson 439 99
12. 1967 Bic 188 219
13. 1968 Bic 40 361
14. 1969 Sonolor - Lejeune 14 538
15. 1970 Sonolor - Lejeune 2 572
16. 1972 Rokado 0 593
Overall: 11244 187