Roger Pingeon

Date of BirthAugust 28, 1940
Place of BirthHauteville-Lompnes, France
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
DisciplineRoad cycling
Professional Career1965 – 1974
Best Known ForWinning the 1967 Tour de France

Roger Pingeon was a French professional road cyclist who was born in Hauteville-Lompnes on August 28, 1940. In 1965, he began his cycling career and rapidly achieved recognition for his climbing skills and time trial performance.

In 1967, Pingeon participated in the Tour de France and became a contender for the overall victory very immediately. The 19th stage time trial was won by Pingeon, who went on to win the race by more than three minutes over the runner-up. He also won the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré in 1969 and the Tour de Romandie in 1971.

Pingeon was renowned for his climbing skills and aggressive riding style. Also, he was noted for his humility and desire to assist teammates during races.

Pingeon served as a cycling instructor and event organizer after his retirement from riding in 1974. He passed away at Bourg-en-Bresse, France, on March 19, 2017.

Roger Pingeon’s Greatest Achievements:

1967Winner of the Tour de France
1969Winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1971Winner of the Tour de Romandie
1967Winner of the Critérium National
1965Winner of the Tour de l’Avenir
1967Winner of the time trial at the Tour de France
1972Winner of the Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan

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