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George SPEICHER

French George SPEICHER

born Georges Jean SPEICHER

French cyclist

Source :  Jack W LEQUEUX

Born: on June 08, 1907 in Paris, France
Died: on January 24, 1978 in Maisons-Laffitte, France


Biography

After Speicher had won the 1933 Tour de France, he was initially not selected for the 1933 UCI Road World Championships. Only after a French cyclist that had been selected dropped out, Speicher was brought in as a replacement at the last notice, and won the race. Speicher was the first cyclist to win the Tour de France and the World Championship in the same year.

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- Category Cycling