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  Antonin Magne    

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Antonin Magne was born on February 15, 1904. He died on September 8, 1983.

The French rider was a two-time winner of the Tour de France. He also finished 2nd and 3rd overall in the race as well. In addition, he won the World Championship Road Race.

Magne won the 1931 Tour de France in front of Joseph Demuysere of Belgium and Antonio Pesenti of Italy.

Magne also won the 1934 Tour de France in front of Giuseppe Martano of Italy and Roger Lapebie of France.

In his 1934 Tour victory, Magne wore the leaderís jersey for 22 stages, a record which he shares with Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg.

Magne was also 2nd in the 1936 Tour de France behind Sylvere Maes of Belgium.

In addition, Magne was 3rd in the 1930 Tour de France behind Andre Leducq of France and Learco Guerra of Italy.

Magne won the 1936 World Championship Road Race in front of Aldo Bini of Italy and Theo Middelkamp of Holland.

Magne was also 2nd in the 1933 World Championship Road Race behind fellow Frenchman Georges Speicher.

In addition, Magne was 3rd in the 1930 Paris-Roubaix Classic behind Julien Vervaecke of Belgium and Jean Marechal of France.

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