Jean Robic, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean Robic

French cyclist

Date of Birth: 10-Jun-1921

Place of Birth: Condé-lès-Vouziers, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 06-Oct-1980

Profession: sport cyclist, cyclo-cross cyclist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Jean Robic

  • Jean Robic (pronounced [??~ ??.bik]; 10 June 1921 – 6 October 1980) was a French road racing cyclist, who won the 1947 Tour de France.
  • Robic was a professional cyclist from 1943 to 1961.
  • His diminutive stature (1.61m, 60 kg) and appearance was encapsulated in his nickname Biquet (Kid goat).
  • For faster, gravity-assisted descents, he collected drinking bottles ballasted with lead or mercury at the summits of mountain climbs and "cols".
  • After fracturing his skull in 1944 he always wore a trademark leather crash helmet.

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