Georges Groussard

Georges Groussard
Georges Groussard 1963.jpg
Groussard at the 1963 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Georges Groussard
Nickname Le Coq de Fougeres
Born (1937-03-22) 22 March 1937 (age 83)
Ille-et-Vilaine, France
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional teams
1960 Helyett
1961 Alcyon
1962–1967 Pelforth
Major wins
9 days in yellow jersey

Georges Groussard (born 22 March 1937) is a retired French road cyclist. Groussard rode professionally from 1960 to 1967. He participated in 7 Tours de France, and wore the yellow jersey for 9 consecutive days in 1964. His best overall result was also in 1964, when he finished 5th place in the overall classification. His elder brother Joseph Groussard was also a professional cyclist.

Since 1995, the race La Georges Groussard is dedicated to him.[1]

Major results

Winner Mican-Morvan (amateur race)
2nd place Paris–Nice
3rd place Tour de Luxembourg
Winner in Plumeliau
Winner in Plumeliau
2nd place in French national road race championship
2nd place in Preslin
2nd place in SĂ©vignac

Tour de France results

  • 1961: 30th place
  • 1962: 72nd place
  • 1963: 51st place
  • 1964: 5th place, 10 days in yellow jersey
  • 1965: did not finish: gave up in stage 3[2]
  • 1966: 30th place
  • 1967: Team: France 3 (start number 127), did not finish; out of time on stage 8[3]


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