Jean Dotto, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Jean Dotto

French racing cyclist

Date of Birth: 27-Mar-1928

Place of Birth: Saint-Nazaire, Pays de la Loire, France

Date of Death: 20-Feb-2000

Profession: sport cyclist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aries


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About Jean Dotto

  • Jean-Baptiste Dotto (27 March 1928, in St-Nazaire – 20 February 2000, in Ollioules, France) was the first French racing cyclist to win the Vuelta a España.
  • He rode the Tour de France 13 times, coming fourth in 1954. Jean Dotto was born with Italian nationality.
  • He became French in 1937.
  • Dotto was a good climber.
  • He became an independent, or semi-professional, in 1948 and won a race up Mont Ventoux that year and won Marseille-Toulon-Marseille and the climb of La Turbie, near Nice in 1950.
  • He turned professional in 1951 for France-Sport-Dunlop and won five races, including three hill climbs, in his first season.
  • He rode until 1963, winning 35 races, including the DauphinĂ©-LibĂ©rĂ© twice.
  • He won stage 19 of the 1954 Tour de France and next year won the Vuelta by beating Julio JimĂ©nez of Spain and RaphaĂ«l GĂ©miniani of France. Of his era, he said: "We took amphetamine but not all the year.
  • That allowed us to win and it wasn't very dangerous."

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