Jean Dotto

Jean Dotto
Personal information
Full name Jean-Baptiste Dotto
Nickname Le Vigneron de Cabasse
Born (1928-03-27)27 March 1928
St-Nazaire, France
Died 20 February 2000(2000-02-20) (aged 71)
Ollioules, France
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
1948-1950 Independent (semi-professional)
1950 Urago
1951-1953 France Sport Dunlop
1953 Magnat-Debon-Wolber
1954 Magnat-Debon
1954 Terrot-Hutchinson
1955 Vampire d'Alessandro
1956 St-Raphaël-Dunlop-Geminiani
1957-1959 Liberia Hutchinson
1960-1962 Liberia-Grammont
1963 Margnat-Paloma
Major wins
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1952, 1960)
1955 Vuelta a España
Infobox last updated on
4 December 2008

Jean-Baptiste Dotto (27 March 1928, in St-Nazaire 20 February 2000, in Ollioules, France[1]) was the first French racing cyclist to win the Vuelta a España. He rode the Tour de France 13 times, coming fourth in 1954.

Jean Dotto was born with Italian nationality. He became French in 1937.[1] Dotto was a good climber. He became an independent, or semi-professional, in 1948 and won a race up Mont Ventoux[2] that year and won Marseille-Toulon-Marseille and the climb of La Turbie, near Nice in 1950. He turned professional in 1951 for France-Sport-Dunlop and won five races, including three hill climbs, in his first season. He rode until 1963, winning 35 races,[2] including the Dauphiné-Libéré twice. He won stage 19 of the 1954 Tour de France and next year won the Vuelta by beating Julio Jiménez of Spain and Raphaël Géminiani of France.

Of his era, he said: "We took amphetamine but not all the year. That allowed us to win and it wasn't very dangerous."[3]

Major results

1st, Overall, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
8th, Overall, Tour de France
4th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Stage 19, Briançon > Aix-les-Bains (221 km)
1st, Overall, Vuelta a España
1956 Sud-Est
19th, Overall, Tour de France
10th, Overall, Tour de France
1958 Centre-Midi
DNF Stage 23, Tour de France
3rd, Climbers Classification
15th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Overall, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
35th, Overall, Tour de France
8th, Overall, Tour de France
58th, Overall, Tour de France
28th, Overall, Tour de France


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