Jean Alavoine, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Jean Alavoine

French cyclist

Date of Birth: 01-Apr-1888

Place of Birth: Roubaix, Hauts-de-France, France

Date of Death: 18-Jul-1943

Profession: sport cyclist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aries


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About Jean Alavoine

  • Jean Alavoine (1 April 1888 – 18 July 1943) was a French professional cyclist, who won 17 stages in the Tour de France - only eight riders have won more stages - and wore the yellow jersey for five days. Jean Alavoine was born in Roubaix on 1 April 1888.
  • In his professional career from 1908 to 1925, he won 29 courses, including 17 Tour de France stages.
  • In the 1922 Tour de France, he won three stages in a row, stages 5–6-7, and wore the yellow jersey.
  • In stage 11, still leading the race, Alavoine had mechanical problems and his lead dropped to 6:53 minutes.
  • In stage 12 Alavoine lost 37 minutes and the lead.
  • In the end, he finished the tour in second place.
  • In 1943 he died during a veteran race in Argenteuil.

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