Historic Overview Jean Bobet

Rider

Overall Rank1237
NameJean BOBET
Country
  France
Date of birth22-Feb-1930 - Saint Méen le Grand (Bretagne)
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Biography

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 nevertheless won 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 them 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 (2008) 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 (Éditions 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 Octave Lapize, one of the first stars of the Tour de France: Lapize, celui-là était un 'as' (Editions de la Table Ronde, 2003), translated as Lapize ... now there was an ace (Mousehold Press, 2010).

source - Wikipedia

Badges

Major Victories

Paris - Nice 1955
Circuit du Morbihan 1953
Genova - Nizza 1956
Paris - Nice - stages 1955 (1)
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Seasons

Jean Bobet - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1949 Stella - Dunlop 0 1255
2. 1950 Stella - Dunlop 131 333
3. 1951 Stella - Dunlop 25 598
4. 1952 Stella - Huret - Dunlop 540 75
5. 1953 Stella - Wolber - Dunlop 346 128
6. 1954 Stella - Wolber - Dunlop 83 351
7. 1955 L. Bobet - BP - Hutchinson 1374 19
8. 1956 L. Bobet 352 146
9. 1957 L. Bobet - BP - Hutchinson 856 52
10. 1958 L. Bobet - BP - Hutchinson 138 313
11. 1959 L. Bobet 97 347
Overall: 3942 1237