Bobet, Louis "Louison"

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Name
Bobet, Louis "Louison" Gender: M
Bobet, Louis
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)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 21°52' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°38 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 15°52'



Louis "Louison" Bobet (1951)
photo: Harry Pot / Anefo, license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

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.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1953 (Tour de France)
  • Work : Prize 1954 (Second Tour de France championship)
  • Work : Prize 1955 (Third Tour de France Award)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 13 March 1983 (Age 58 in Biarritz, France)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

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."

Categories

  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship

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