Cycling in mourning, Jean Bobet died

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The brother of the great Louison was 92 years old

The cycling world mourns Jean Bobet: the brother of the great Louison has died at the age of 92, as confirmed Saturday by the French National Union of Professional Cyclists (UNCP), of which he was one of the founders.

A racer first and then a journalist and writer, Jean Bobet had become the keeper of the family and sporting memory of his brother Louison, the first cyclist to win the Tour de France three times in a row, between 1953 and 1955, and who died in 1983 at only 58.

Despite being a domestique, Jean Bobet managed to take fair satisfaction even in his brother’s shadow: he won Paris-Nice in 1955 and had podium placings at the 1952 Grand Prix de Ouest-France (2nd) and the 1955 Milan-San Remo (3rd).

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