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Historic Overview Victor Fontan

Rider

Overall Rank753
NameVictor FONTAN
Country
  France
Date of birth18-Jun-1892 - Nay (Aquitaine)
Date of death02-Jan-1982 - Saint Vincent (Aquitaine)
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Biography

Victor Fontan

Victor Fontan (born Pau, France, 18 June 1892, died Saint-Vincent 2 January 1982) was a French cyclist who led the 1929 Tour de France but dropped out after knocking at doors at night to ask for another bicycle. His plight led to a change of rules to prevent its happening again. He was also one of three riders who all wore the yellow jersey of leadership on the same day, the only time it has happened.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

2 4 25

Major Victories

Vuelta al Pais Vasco 1927
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 1926, 1927
Tour du Sud-Ouest 1923
Circuit du Midi 1927
Vuelta a Guipúzcoa 1923
Tour de France - stages 1928 (2)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1927 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1926 (3), 1927 (2)
Tour du Sud-Ouest - stages 1923 (4), 1924 (3), 1925 (1)
Circuit du Midi - stages 1924 (1), 1926 (1), 1927 (1)
More results

Seasons

Victor Fontan - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1914 Individual 57 204
2. 1919 Individual 152 110
3. 1922 Individual 18 463
4. 1923 Individual 296 90
5. 1924 Individual 578 55
6. 1925 Individual 104 220
7. 1926 Individual 919 30
8. 1927 Individual 1122 20
9. 1928 Fontan - Wolber - Elvish 1679 8
10. 1929 Elvish - Fontan - Wolber 732 44
11. 1930 Elvish - Wolber 533 68
Overall: 6190 753