Léon Georget

Léon Georget
Personal information
Full name Léon Georget
Nickname The Father of the Bol d'Or
Big Red
The Brute.
Born (1879-10-02)October 2, 1879
Preuilly-sur-Claise, France
Died November 5, 1949(1949-11-05) (aged 70)
Team information
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
Major wins
Bordeaux–Paris 1903, 1910,
Bol d'Or 9 times,
1903, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1919
Infobox last updated on
September 2008

Léon Georget (2 October 1879 – 5 November 1949) was a racing cyclist from Preuilly-sur-Claise, Indre-et-Loire, France. He was known as The Father of the Bol d'Or, having won the race nine times between 1903 and 1919 in Paris. He was also nicknamed Big Red or The Brute.

Léon's younger brother Émile was also a very successful cyclist, winning the Bordeaux–Paris and nine stages of the Tour de France. His son Pierre Georget won silver (1000 metres) and bronze medals (tandem) at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Major results


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