Paul Duboc

Paul Duboc
Personal information
Full name Paul Duboc
Nickname Le pomme
Born (1884-04-02)April 2, 1884
Rouen, France
Died August 19, 1941(1941-08-19) (aged 57)
Paris, France
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
5 stages Tour de France
Infobox last updated on
May 26, 2008

Paul Duboc (Rouen, 2 April 1884 19 August 1941, Paris) was a French professional road bicycle racer from 1907 through 1927. Despite winning 5 career stages in the Tour de France, he may be most remembered for being disqualified at the 1919 Tour de France for borrowing a car to go and repair his pedal axle. In 1911, Duboc was close to winning the Tour de France, when he became ill after drinking from a poisoned bottle given to him. His fans were blaming the classification leader Gustave Garrigou, and the Tour organizers advised Garrigou to ride under disguise. Duboc would end the 1911 Tour de France in second place, his best result.

Major results

11th, Overall, Tour de France
1909 Alcyon
1st, Overall, Tour of Belgium
4th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Stage 13, (Brest - Caen, 415 km)
2nd, Stage 10, (Bayonne - Bordeaux, 269 km)
3rd, Stage 6, (Grenoble - Nice, 345 km)
2nd, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Stage 8, (Marseille - Perpignan, 335 km)
1st, Stage 9, (Perpignan - Bagnères-de-Luchon, 289 km)
1st, Stage 11, (Bayonne - La Rochelle, 379 km)
1st, Stage 14, (Cherbourg - Le Havre, 361 km)
31st, Overall, Tour de France
8th, Overall, Tour de France (but later disqualified)
18th, Overall, Tour de France
27th, Overall, Tour de France

See also

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