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|Full name||Pierre Beuffeuil|
|Born|| (1934-10-30) October 30, 1934
|2 stages Tour de France|
Pierre Beuffeuil (L'Éguille, France, 30 October 1934) is a former French professional road bicycle racer. He won a stage of the Tour de France after the rest of the field had stopped to greet Charles de Gaulle, the president.
Tour de France
Pierre Beuffeuil was riding the Tour de France in 1960 for the regional Centre-Midi team when news came that Charles de Gaulle, the president, would be by the route at Colombey-les-deux-Églises, where he lived. The organisers, Jacques Goddet and Félix Lévitan asked the national champion, Henry Anglade, if the riders would be willing to stop. Anglade agreed and the news was spread through the race.
Beuffeuil, however, had stopped to repair a tyre and knew nothing of the plan. He was three minutes behind the race. He reached Colombey convinced he would still be behind the race when it finished in Troyes, then found the race halted in front of him. He pressed on alone, now leading rather than following, and won the stage alone on the boulevard Jules-Guesde by 49 seconds.
"I voted for de Gaulle", he said.
- Circuit d'Aquitaine
Tour de France:
- Winner stage 20
- Circuit des genêts verts
Tour de France:
- Winner stage 21
- Some sources say he had stopped to be sick.
- http://archives.tdg.ch/TG/TG/-/article-2003-07-898/100-ans-du-touron-sait-que-la-naissance-du-tour-est-une-consequence-directe-de-l-une-des-plus[permanent dead link]
- http://www.letour.com/HISTO/TDF/riders/fr/3396.html[permanent dead link]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2002-11-29. Retrieved 2008-12-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2008-12-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Pierre Beuffeuil at Cycling Archives
- Official Tour de France results for Pierre Beuffeuil[permanent dead link]
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