Frantz, Nicolas

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Name
Frantz, Nicolas Gender: M
born on 4 November 1899 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Mamer, Luxembourg, 49n38, 6e02
Timezone LMT m6e02 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°59' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 26°10 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 26°56'



Nicolas Frantz

Biography

Luxembourgish bicycle racer with 60 professional racing victories over his 12-year career (1923 to 1934). He rode for the Thomann team in 1923 and then for Alcyon-Dunlop from 1924 to 1931. He won the Tour de France in 1927 and 1928.

He wore the yellow jersey from the first to last day in 1928, the only rider since Ottavio Bottecchia to have done so. (Bottecchia however didn't wear the yellow jersey during the first stage in 1924). In that race, the frame of his bicycle broke on a level-crossing during the 19th stage with 100 km remaining. He borrowed an undersized, women’s bicycle and was helped back into the race by his Alcyon domestiques. He exchanged it for another Alcyon bicycle, which he rode to victory in Paris ahead of teammates Andre Leducq and De Waele.

After racing, he became directeur sportif of the Luxembourg and Luxembourg Mixed teams in the Tour de France from 1949 to 1957. He was the first national team manager of Charly Gaul in the Tour de France.

He died on 8 November 1985, aged 86, in Luxembourg City.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Leducq, André (born 27 February 1904). Notes: Teammates

Events

  • Work : Prize 1927 (Won the Tour de France)
  • Work : Prize 1928 (Won the Tour de France)

Source Notes

Birth certificate (acte n° 43) provided by Sy Scholfield. Death data in margin.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Weight (80 kg)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Won the Tour de France in 1927 and 1928)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (60 professional racing victories)