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Historic Overview Jean Graczyk

Rider

Overall Rank222
NameJean GRACZYK
Country
  France
Date of birth26-May-1933 - Neuvy sur Barangeon (Centre)
Date of death27-Jun-2004 - Vignoux sur Barangeon (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 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

5 5 3 26

Major Victories

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

Seasons

Jean Graczyk - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1955 Individual 10 928
2. 1956 Individual 34 580
3. 1957 Helyett - Potin 324 168
4. 1958 Helyett - Leroux - Hutchinson 1838 11
5. 1959 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 1328 22
6. 1960 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 2541 4
7. 1961 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson 1606 17
8. 1962 Saint Raphaël - Helyett - Hutchinson 1587 18
9. 1963 Margnat - Paloma - Dunlop 1008 47
10. 1964 Margnat - Paloma - Dunlop 796 58
11. 1965 Ford France - Gitane 471 114
12. 1966 Ford France - Hutchinson 451 109
13. 1967 Bic 200 224
14. 1968 Bic 41 446
15. 1969 Sonolor - Lejeune 14 652
16. 1970 Sonolor - Lejeune 2 918
17. 1971 Individual 0 1267
18. 1972 Rokado 0 963
Overall: 12251 222