Lucien Petit-Breton

Date of BirthOctober 18, 1882
Place of BirthPlessé, France
Date of DeathDecember 20, 1917 (age 35)
Professional Career1902-1914

Lucien Petit-Breton was a French professional cyclist who competed in road races. On October 18, 1882, he was born in Plessé, France. Petit-Breton had a prosperous career in the early 1900s, and he was renowned for his all-around skills and good stage race performances.

Petit-Breton began his professional cycling career in 1902 and immediately rose to prominence, winning a number of significant events. In 1907 and 1908, he became the very first cyclist to win the Tour de France twice. Over his career, Petit-Breton won several other major races, including Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo.

Outside of cycling, Petit-Breton was known for his passion for automobiles and his risky driving style. Tragically, he was killed in action in 1917 while serving in World War I.

Petit-reputation Breton’s as a cyclist is noted for his triumph in the Tour de France and his contribution to cycling’s popularity in France. In 1965, he was admitted posthumously into the French Sports Hall of Fame.

The greatest accomplishments of Lucien Petit-Breton:

1907Tour de France
1908Tour de France
1907Milan-San Remo

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