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  Roger Pingeon    

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Roger Pingeon was born on August 28, 1940. He died on March 19, 2017.

The French rider won two of the Grand Tour events.

He also stood on the podium another time at one of the events.

Pingeon won the 1967 Tour de France in front of Julio Jimenez of Spain and Franco Balmanion of Italy.

Pingeon was also 2nd in the 1969 Tour de France behind Eddy Merckx of Belgium.

In addition, Pingeon won the 1969 Vuelta a Espana in front of Luis Ocana of Spain and Marinus Wagtmans of Holland.

Raymond Poulidor in front of Roger Pingeon. Picture courtesy of www.lifeinthebikelane.tumblr.com

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