Henri Cornet

BornAugust 4, 1884
BirthplaceDesvres, France
DiedMarch 18, 1941
Professional debut1904

Henri Cornet was born on August 4, 1884 in Desvres, France as a professional road cyclist. He is most remembered for winning the 1904 Tour de France at the age of 19, a record that still remains.

In 1904, Cornet began his professional cycling career and rapidly rose to prominence by winning the Tour de France that same year. He continued to race in the Tour de France for several years, but never attained the same level of success again.

Cornet was a multitalented cyclist who could climb, time trial, and sprint. He was renowned for his aggressive racing style and his resilience in the face of pain and suffering. Moreover, he was a talented mechanic who frequently performed his own repairs during races.

After retiring from cycling in 1926, Cornet remained connected in the sport by organizing races and managing teams. Also, he was a respected instructor who mentored numerous young riders.

Cornet was recognized off the bike for his outgoing demeanor and passion for life. He was well-liked by his fellow cyclists and was a well-known personality in the cycling scene.

Henri Cornet’s biggest achievements:

1904Tour de France – 1st place
1907Paris-Tours – 1st place
1908Paris-Brussels – 1st place
1906Paris-Roubaix – 2nd place
1907Bordeaux-Paris – 3rd place
1905Paris-Roubaix – 4th place
1905Milan-San Remo – 5th place

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