Roger Lapebie

BornJanuary 16, 1911 in Bayonne, France
DiedOctober 12, 1996 in Pessac, France
CareerProfessional cyclist (1932-1949)
TeamsAlcyon, France Sport, and Bertin
Major Wins1 Tour de France (1937), 1 World Championship (1937), 1 Paris-Nice (1934), 1 Bordeaux-Paris (1938), and 2 Critérium National (1936, 1939)

Roger Lapebie was a French professional cyclist who was born in Bayonne on January 16, 1911. In the 1930s, he began his cycling career and was renowned as a versatile racer who excelled in numerous types of races. During his career, Lapebie rode for multiple teams, including Alcyon, France Sport, and Bertin.

The greatest accomplishment of Lapebie was winning the 1937 Tour de France, in which he also won four stages. In the same year, he also won the World Championship championship. In addition, he won the 1934 Paris-Nice race, the 1938 Bordeaux-Paris race, and the 1936 and 1939 Critérium National races.

Lapebie was a versatile athlete who was able to climb mountains and sprint on flat roads. He was renowned for his fluid pedaling technique and outstanding bike control. After retiring from riding, Lapebie became a prosperous businessman and politician, serving for several years as a member of parliament.

Roger Lapebie was a great cyclist who was also a gentleman of the sport. His reputation for fairness and fair play earned him the admiration of both his fellow riders and his supporters.

Roger Lapebie’s Greatest Achievements:

1934Winner of Paris-Nice
1936Winner of Critérium National
1937Winner of Tour de France
1937World Champion
1938Winner of Bordeaux-Paris
1939Winner of Critérium National
1948Winner of Grand Prix des Nations

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