Louis Trousselier

Date of BirthJune 29, 1881
Place of BirthLevallois-Perret, France
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
DisciplineRoad cycling
Professional Career1901 – 1914
Best Known ForWinning the 1905 Tour de France

Louis Trousselier was a French professional road cyclist who was born in Levallois-Perret on 29 June 1881. In 1901, he began his bicycle career and rapidly received recognition for his outstanding accomplishments. The Tour de France victory in 1905 was Trousselier’s greatest accomplishment.

In addition to his Tour de France victory, Trousselier also won the Paris-Roubaix and Bordeaux-Paris races in 1908 and 1910, respectively. He was a formidable candidate for the Tour de France due to his ability to ascend difficult hills.

During World War I, Trousselier served as a soldier and was taken prisoner by the Germans. In 1917, he was able to escape and return to France. After retiring from racing in 1914, Trousselier became the proprietor of a bicycle business.

Although his accomplishments, Trousselier’s career was marred by scandal. In 1907, he was disqualified from the Tour de France for taking a car ride. However, he was reinstated once it was determined that he had not violated any rules.

Louis Trousselier passed away in Paris, France on April 24, 1939.

Louis Trousselier’s Greatest Achievements:

1905Winner of the Tour de France
1905Winner of the Bordeaux-Paris race
1908Winner of the Paris-Roubaix race
1908Winner of the Bordeaux-Paris race
1910Winner of the Paris-Roubaix race
1912Winner of the Circuit des Champs de Bataille
1913Winner of the Paris-Tours race

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