___Rider Bio

  Emile Georget (Fra)  

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian


Emile Georget (Fra)

Born: September 21, 1881, Bossay-sur-Claise, France

Died: April 16, 1960

Professional: from 1905 to 1914

Emile Georget was known as a great long-distance rider. He had prestigious wins in Paris-Brest-Paris in 1911, and in Bordeaux-Paris in 1910 and 1912. In 1907, Georget would have won the Tour with 6 stage wins but he received a time penalty for an illegal bicycle change. The very harsh rules of the times relegated Georget from his 4 th place stage finish to 48 th for exchanging his bicycle with a teammate. The penalty put him into third place and he never recovered. He finished the Tour 27 points behind Lucien Petit-Breton. If not for the 44-point penalty, he would have won the 1907 Tour. Georget was a marvelous climber and became a Tour legend by winning the first TdF ascent of the grand Col du Galibier in 1911.


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