Hugo Koblet

Date of BirthMarch 21, 1925
Place of BirthZürich, Switzerland
Height180 cm
Weight72 kg
SportRoad cycling
Professional Career1946-1958

Hugo Koblet was a Swiss road racing cyclist who was born in Zürich, Switzerland on March 21, 1925. 1946 marked the beginning of his professional cycling career, which lasted until 1958. Koblet was renowned for his climbing skills and beautiful riding style, which earned him the moniker “Pédaleur de Charme” (charming pedaler).

In 1951, Koblet became the first non-Italian to win the Tour de France. He also won a number of other significant events, including the Tour de France. In addition, he won the 1950 Giro d’Italia, the 1950, 1951, and 1955 Tour of Switzerland, and the 1951 La Flèche Wallonne.

Koblet was also well-known for his scandalous and controversial personal life. During a highly famous divorce and child custody fight with his first wife, he had a highly publicized affair with a French actress.

Later in life, despite his achievements, Koblet struggled with depression and drinking. On November 6, 1964, he died in an automobile accident at the age of 39.

Hugo Koblet’s most notable accomplishments are as follows:

1950Giro d’Italia and Tour of Switzerland
1951Tour de France, Tour of Switzerland, and La Flèche Wallonne
1952Milan-San Remo
1954Giro di Lombardia

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