|Date of Birth||August 28, 1940|
|Place of Birth||Hauteville-Lompnes, France|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb)|
|Professional Career||1965 – 1974|
|Best Known For||Winning 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:
|1967||Winner of the Tour de France|
|1969||Winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré|
|1971||Winner of the Tour de Romandie|
|1967||Winner of the Critérium National|
|1965||Winner of the Tour de l’Avenir|
|1967||Winner of the time trial at the Tour de France|
|1972||Winner of the Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan|