Bobet, Louis "Louison"
|born on||12 March 1925 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )|
|Place||St.Méen le Grand, France, 48n11, 2w12|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||21°52' 20°38 Asc. 15°52'|
French cyclist and three-time winner of the prestigious Tour de France. He is one of the few champions to win the Tour three years in a row ( from 1953 - 1955). In 1954 he was world champion. In 1950 he won the Tour's King of the Mountains competition and continued to race through 1959, winning many awards and contests.
An emotional man, he was reportedly prone, especially in his earlier years, to burst into tears if his performance was not up to par or to sulk at the slightest insult. He loved the matinee idol status conferred on him for his cycling achievements.
He was involved in a car accident in 1962 and his cycling career was effectively over. He turned his name and his talent for business to good use and launched a thassotherapy business, sporting goods line under his name. He died on March 13, 1983 in Biarritz, just one day after his 58th birthday.
- associate relationship with Barbotin, Pierre (born 29 September 1926)
- sibling relationship with Bobet, Jean (born 22 February 1930). Notes: Younger brother
- Work : Prize 1953 (Tour de France)
- Work : Prize 1954 (Second Tour de France championship)
- Work : Prize 1955 (Third Tour de France Award)
Didier Geslain archive, 'Cyclisme' pdf file, p. 52.
Same in Gauquelin Data - Series E - Category : EX - Number 0174
Sy Scholfield quotes 8pm from "Louison Bobet" by Roger St. Pierre (Kennedy Brothers, 1970), p. 7: "Christened Louis, like his father, and thereafter known to everyone by the derivative Louison, the future triple Tour de France winner was born at 8 pm on the 12th March 1925 in the little Breton village of Saint Meen Le Grand."
- Vocation : Business : Business owner
- Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes
- Notable : Awards : Sports Championship