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  Georges Speicher    

Picture courtesy of www.cyclingstars.dk
Georges Speicher was born on June 8, 1907. He died on January 27, 1978.

The French rider was the first rider to win the Tour de France / World Championship double in one year.

He also won the Paris-Roubaix Classic.

Speicher won the 1933 Tour de France in front of Italians Learco Guerra and Giuseppe Martano.

Speicher also won the 1933 World Championship Road Race in front of Antonin Magnin of France and Marin Valentin of Holland.

In addition, Speicher won the 1936 Paris-Roubaix Classic in front of Belgians Romain Maes and Gaston Rebry.

Speicher leading up the Tourmalet in the 1933 Tour de France. Picture courtesy of www.loucrup65.fr

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