Historic Overview Jean Graczyk

Rider

Overall Rank196
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

Badges

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Major Victories

Paris - Nice 1959
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) 1961
Super Prestige Pernod 1960
Critérium International 1960
Tour du Sud-Est 1957
Tour de France - stages 1959 (1), 1960 (4)
Vuelta a España - stages 1958 (1), 1962 (4)
Paris - Nice - stages 1960 (1), 1962 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1958 (1), 1960 (1), 1961 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1963 (2)
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) - stages 1961 (1)
Tour du Sud-Est - stages 1957 (2), 1963 (1)
More results

Seasons

Jean Graczyk - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1955 La Perle - Hutchinson 9 771
2. 1956 Individual 0 1524
3. 1957 Helyett - Potin 277 176
4. 1958 Helyett - Leroux - Hutchinson 1803 11
5. 1959 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 1297 21
6. 1960 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 2467 4
7. 1961 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson 1588 14
8. 1962 Saint Raphaël - Helyett - Hutchinson 1567 17
9. 1963 Margnat - Paloma - Dunlop 1001 45
10. 1964 Margnat - Paloma - Dunlop 789 57
11. 1965 Ford France - Gitane 467 114
12. 1966 Ford France - Hutchinson 448 106
13. 1967 Bic 199 219
14. 1968 Bic 40 366
15. 1969 Sonolor - Lejeune 14 557
16. 1970 Sonolor - Lejeune 2 590
17. 1972 Rokado 0 608
Overall: 11968 196