Historic Overview Odile Defraeye

Rider

Overall Rank1012
NameOdile DEFRAEYE
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth14-Jul-1888 - Rumbeke (West Vlaanderen)
Date of death21-Aug-1965 - Bierges (Brabant Wallon)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Odile Defraeye - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1909 La Francaise 175 74
2. 1910 Individual 34 188
3. 1911 Individual 118 124
4. 1912 Alcyon - Dunlop 2397 1
5. 1913 Alcyon - Soly 919 14
6. 1914 Alcyon - Soly 392 48
7. 1919 Individual 47 128
8. 1921 Individual 45 223
9. 1923 Wonder - Dunlop 0 587
Overall: 4127 1012

Major Victories

Milano - Sanremo 1913
Tour de France 1912
Tour de France - stages 1912 (3)

Biography

Odile Defraye (pronounced [ɔ.dil dɛ.fʁɛj]; Dutch: Odiel Defraeye; 14 July 1888 - 21 August 1965) was a Belgian road racing cyclist who won three stages and the overall title of the 1912 Tour de France, which was the last tour decided by a points system instead of overall best time. He was the first Belgian to win the Tour and was only invited to join Alcyon's all-French team at a late stage for publicity purposes.

In the 1913 Tour de France, Defraye held the overall lead after stages 2 through 5 before relinquishing the lead on the Tourmalet to Stage 6 and eventual winner Philippe Thys. He participated in six tours between 1909 and 1924 but his victory Tour was the only one that he completed.

Other major wins include the 1913 Milan–San Remo, a one-day classic, and four stages and the overall for the 1912 Tour of Belgium.

source - Wikipedia