Eugène Christophe, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Eugène Christophe

French racing cyclist

Date of Birth: 22-Jan-1885

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 01-Feb-1970

Profession: sport cyclist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Eugène Christophe

  • Eugène Christophe (born Malakoff, Paris, France, 22 January 1885, died in Paris, 1 February 1970) was a French road bicycle racer and pioneer of cyclo-cross.
  • He was a professional from 1904 until 1926.
  • In 1919 he became the first rider to wear the yellow jersey of the Tour de France . Eugène Christophe rode 11 Tours de France and finished eight.
  • He never won but he became famous for having to weld together his bicycle while leading.
  • It was one of a series of events that coloured his racing career.

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