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Historic Overview Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan

Rider

Overall Rank2458
NameHerbert Osbaldeston DUNCAN
Country
  Great Britain
Date of birth22-Nov-1862 - London (Greater London)
Date of death23-Nov-1945 - Le Vésinet (Ile-de-France)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan

Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan (1862–1945) was an English racing bicyclist, journalist, and pioneer of the British automobile industry. Duncan became interested in cycling during his time at Taplow College, and in 1878 he joined the Belgrave Bicycle Club determined to make a career in the sport. He became a well-known cycling journalist and later founded the Motor Review.

Duncan was recruited by H. J. Lawson to become commercial manager of the British Motor Syndicate (BMS), an early automobile manufacturer. In that role he organised the first ever British motor exhibition in 1896, at the Imperial Institute in South Kensington, London. After the BMS's failure in 1897 Duncan moved to France, then the leading manufacturer of automobiles in Europe, and took over the management of de Dion-Bouton from 1898 until 1916. He subsequently returned to London, where he became the company's British Empire representative. Duncan published his memoirs in 1926 under the title The World on Wheels. He died in France in 1945.

He is buried in the Vesinet cemetery (Yvelines).

source - Wikipedia

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Major Victories

Angers - Course de fond 1884
V.C. Grenoblois - Course de fond 1884
Six Days Aberdeen #2 1883
Agen - Course de fond 1884, 1885
Championnat de France 10 km professionnel 1886
50 Miles Professional Championship 1885, 1886
Narbonne - Grande Internationale 1884
Bergerac - Grande Internationale 1885
Toulouse - Grande Internationale 1884, 1886
Agen - Grande Internationale 1884, 1885, 1886
Cognac - Grande Internationale 1885
Cognac - Course de fond 1885
50 Miles Professional Championship #2 1885
Torino - Grande Internazionale 1884
Bordeaux - Grande Internationale de l'Automne 1884
München Frühjahrs-Meeting Berufsfahrer 1886
Mont-de-Marsan - Grande Internationale 1886
Wien Sommer-Meeting 1887
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Seasons

Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1882 Individual 212 7
2. 1883 Individual 188 17
3. 1884 Individual 438 1
4. 1885 Individual 554 1
5. 1886 Individual 482 2
6. 1887 Individual 197 23
7. 1888 Individual 27 247
Overall: 2098 2458