Historic Overview Jean-Pierre Genet
Jean-Pierre Genet (24 October 1940, in Brest – 15 March 2005, in Loctudy) was a professional road bicycle racer from Brest, France from 1964 to 1976. During this time he stayed with one cycling team, the Mercier team of Raymond Poulidor. He rode 13 editions of the Tour de France where he won three stages, once each in 1968, 1971 and 1974. He wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification for one day in the 1968 Tour de France. In 1967, Genet was the Lanterne rouge (last finishing cyclist) in the Tour de France.