|Full name||Odile Defraye|
14 July 1888|
Rumbeke, Roeselare, Belgium
|Died||21 August 1965 77)(aged|
Odile Defraye (pronounced: [ɔ.dil dɛ.fʁɛj]; Dutch: Odiel Defraeye; 14 July 1888 - 21 August 1965) was a Belgian road racing cyclist who won three stages and the overall title of the 1912 Tour de France, which was the last tour decided by a points system instead of overall best time. He was the first Belgian to win the Tour and was only invited to join Alcyon's all-French team at a late stage for publicity purposes.
In the 1913 Tour de France, Defraye held the overall lead after stages 2 through 5 before relinquishing the lead on the Tourmalet to Stage 6 and eventual winner Philippe Thys. He participated in six tours between 1909 and 1924 but his victory Tour was the only one that he completed.
Grand Tour results timeline
|DNE||Did Not Enter|
|DNF-x||Did Not Finish (retired on stage x)|
|DNS-x||Did Not Start (no started on stage x)|
|N/A||Race/classification not held|
|NR||Not Ranked in this classification|
- http://www.veloarchive.com/races/tour/1912.php Veloarchive.com 1912 Tour de France
- http://www.memoire-du-cyclisme.net/palmares/defraye_odiel.php Memoire du cyclisme