|Full name||Cyprien Gustave Garrigou|
|Date of birth||September 24, 1884|
|Date of death||January 28, 1963 (aged 78)|
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|1911 Tour de France|
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|May 23, 2008|
Cyprien Gustave Garrigou (b. Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 24 September 1884, Vabres, France, d. 23 January 1963, Paris) was one of the best professional racing cyclists of his era. He rode the Tour de France eight times and won once. History See also:CategoryTour de France by year The dominant sports newspaper in France Of 117 stages, he won eight, came in the top ten 96 times and finished 65 times in the first five.
Garrigou was a thin Parisian who gained from his lightness in the mountains but had the strength to ride hard on flat stages. He had remarkable powers of recovery. As an amateur he won Paris-Amiens and Paris-Dieppe. He turned professional in 1907 and that year won the national championship, the Tour of Lombardy, Paris-Brussels and came second in the Tour de France. The Giro di Lombardia ( English: Tour of Lombardy) is an Italian cycle race based in the Lombardy region Paris-Brussels is a semi classic European bicycle race. It is one of the oldest races on the international calendar
He won the Tour in 1911 after surviving not only the race but death threats. Fans of another French rider, Paul Duboc, believed Garrigou to be behind an incident in which Duboc collapsed in the Pyrenees and lay in agony for an hour after drinking from a poisoned bottle. Paul Duboc ( Rouen, 2 April 1884 &ndash 19 August 1941, Paris) was a French professional Road bicycle racer The Pyrenees (Pirineos French: Pyrénées; Catalan: Pirineus; Occitan: Pirenèus; Aragonese: Perinés The culprit was eventually found to be a helper with a rival team but Duboc's supporters suspected Garrigou, as the man most likely to profit from stopping Duboc.
Feelings came to their height in Rouen, where Duboc lived and in which notices had been posted in his name pointing out that he would have been leading the Tour had he not been poisoned and inciting the crowd to take revenge. Rouen (ʁwɑ̃ in French) is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on the River Seine, and currently the capital Duboc had nothing to do with the notices and was alarmed as the race organizer, Henri Desgrange. Henri Desgrange (b Paris, January 31, 1865 &ndash d 16 August 1940 Beauvallon was a French Bicycle racer Three cars provided a barrier between Garrigou and the crowd until the race had cleared the city.
Garrigou won the Tour with a generous number of points over Duboc. In some early years, the Tour was decided not on elapsed time but on in which position riders finished stages.
Garrigou was an all-rounder, also winning Paris-Brussels (1907), Milan-San Remo (1911) and the Tour of Lombardy. Milan-Sanremo or Milan-San Remo, nicknamed la classica di Primavera ("the Spring classic" is an annual cycle race between Milan and He was national champion in 1907 and 1908. His career ended with the outbreak of war in 1914. Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year
Garrigou rode for Peugeot (1907-1908), Alcyon (1909-1912) and then again for Peugeot(1913-1914).
Garrigou retired to Esbly, Paris, and went into business.
|Winner of the Tour de France|