Gaul won the Mountains Jersey in the 1959 Giro d'Italia and shared that prize in 1956 with Federico Bahamontes of Spain and M. Del Rio of Italy.
Gaul won the 1958 Tour de France in front of Vito Favero of Italy and Raphael Geminiani of France.
Gaul was 3rd in the 1955 Tour de France behind Louison Bobet of France and Jean Brankart of Belgium.
Gaul was also 3rd in 1961 Tour de France behind Jacques Anquetil of France and Guido Carlesi of Italy.
In addition, Gaul won the Mountains Jersey in 1955 and 1956.
Gaul was 3rd in the 1954 World Championship Road Race behind Louison Bobet of France and Fritz Schaer of Switzerland.
Gaul made no secret of his climbing secret: use the lowest gear and spin as fast as possible.
Gaul’s Achille’s heel, however, was the heat.