Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Cyclist Léon Georget on Bicycle (Track Bike)

Cyclist Léon Georget on Bicycle Track bike. Title: Cyclist L. Georget, Creator(s): Bain News Service, publisher. Date Created / Published: 12/1/09 (date created or published later by Bain). Medium: 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ggbain-04379 (digital file from original neg.) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

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Cyclist Léon Georget on Bicycle (Track Bike)

Leon Georget (October 2, 1879 – November 5, 1949) was a racing cyclist from Preuilly-sur-Claise, Indre-et-Loire, France. He was known as The Father of the Bol d'Or, having won the race nine times between 1903 and 1919 in Paris. He was also nicknamed Big Red or The Brute.

Leon's younger brother Emile was also a very successful cyclist, winning the Bordeaux–Paris and nine stages of the Tour de France. His son Pierre Georget won silver (1000 metres) and bronze medals (tandem) at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

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