Francis Pélissier

Francis Pélissier
Personal information
Full name Francis Pélissier
Nickname Le Grand
Le Sorcier de Bordeaux–Paris
Born (1894-06-13)13 June 1894
Paris, France
Died 22 February 1959(1959-02-22) (aged 64)
Mantes-la-Jolie, France
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1919–1923 JB Louvet
1924–1925 Automoto
1926–1928 Dilecta-Wolber
1929–1931 JB Louvet
1932 Alleluia-Wolber
Major wins
French National Road Race Champion (1921, 1923, 1924)
Bordeaux–Paris (1922,1924)
Grand Prix Wolber (1926)
Paris–Tours (1921)
Tour de France, 2 stages
Infobox last updated on
17 November 2007

Francis Pélissier (13 June 1894 – 22 February 1959) was a French professional road racing cyclist from Paris. He was the younger brother of Tour de France winner Henri Pélissier, and the older brother of Tour de France stage winner Charles Pélissier. He won several classic cycle races like Paris–Tours, Bordeaux–Paris and Grand Prix Wolber. He also won the French National Road Race Championship three times (1921, 1923 and 1924) as well as two stages at the Tour de France.

Major results

Tour de France:
Winner stage 3
Circuit Aisne-Oise
 France national road race champion
 France national road race champion
 France national road race champion
Vuelta Ciclista al País Vasco
GP Wolber
Critérium des As
Critérium International de Cyclo-cross, Cyclo-cross
Tour de France:
Winner stage 1
Wearing yellow jersey for five days

See also

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