Historic Overview Jean Bobet


Overall Rank1210
NameJean BOBET
Date of birth22-Feb-1930 - Saint Méen le Grand (Bretagne)
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Jean Bobet - Scores by Season


1. 1949 Stella 0 1099
2. 1950 Stella 132 292
3. 1951 Stella 13 632
4. 1952 Stella 430 85
5. 1953 Stella 346 114
6. 1954 Stella 61 351
7. 1955 L. Bobet 1322 13
8. 1956 L. Bobet 351 125
9. 1957 L. Bobet 842 40
10. 1958 L. Bobet 38 536
11. 1959 L. Bobet 29 454
Overall: 3564 1210


Jean Bobet (born 22 February 1930 in Saint-Méen-le-Grand) is a French former road bicycle racer. He is the younger brother of Louison Bobet. Less talented, he did nevertheless win the world students' championship as an amateur and then, as a professional, Paris–Nice in 1955, Genoa-Nice in 1956 and the Circuit du Morbihan in 1953. He came third in Milan–San Remo in 1953. He rode from 1949 to 1959, including all three Grand Tours.

He and his brother retired from racing after a car carrying him and his brother crashed outside Paris in the autumn of 1960. Louison went into business ventures and Jean became a journalist. He became head of sport at Radio Luxembourg, wrote for L'Équipe and then Le Monde. He made occasional contributions to Miroir du Cyclisme and still appears on television, notably in retrospective programmes. He was instrumental in forming a museum in his brother's memory in Saint-Méen-le-Grand.

He has written several books, including "Louison Bobet, une vélobiographie" (Editions Gallimard, 1958), an account of life with his brother in "Demain on roule" (Editions de La Table Ronde, 2004), translated as "Tomorrow We Ride" (Mousehold Press, 2008), and a history of one of the first stars of the Tour de France: "Lapize, celui-là était un 'as'" (Editions de La Table Ronde, 2003).

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