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  Nicolas Frantz    

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Nicolas Frantz was born on November 4, 1899. He died on November 8, 1985.

The rider from Luxembourg was a two-time winner of the Tour de France.

In addition, he stood on the podium another two times at the Tour de France and at the World Championship Road Race.

Frantz won the 1927 Tour de France in front of Belgians Maurice DeWaele and Julien Vervaecke.

Frantz also won the 1928 Tour de France in front of Andre Leducq of France and Maurice DeWaele of Belgium.

In his 1928 Tour victory, Frantz wore the leader's yellow jersey after every stage.

Frantz was 2nd in the 1924 Tour de France behind Italian Ottavio Bottecchia.


Frantz was also 2nd in the 1926 Tour de France behind Lucien Buysse of Belgium.

In the one-day races, Frantz was 2nd in the 1929 World Championship Road Race behind Georges Ronsse of Belgium.

Frantz was also 3rd in the 1932 World Championship Road Race behind Italians Alfredo Binda and Remo Bertoni.


André Leducq and Nicholas Frantz in the 1928 Tour de France. Picture courtesy of www.bikeraceinfo.com


Nicholas Frantz in the lead in the 1927 Tour de France. Picture courtesy of www.blueonbike.nl


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