|Birthname||Raphaël Dominque Jean Géminiani|
|born on||12 June 1925 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )|
|Place||Clermont Ferrand, France, 45n47, 3e05|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||20°33' 01°40 Asc. 29°16'|
French road bicycle racer, who had six podium finishes in the Grand Tours. His strong personality earned him the nickname of Le Grand Fusil, which translates roughly as "Top Gun."
His professional career ran from 1946 to 1960. He won the mountains competition in the Tour de France in 1951. His best overall place was second in 1951 behind Hugo Koblet. He won seven stages of the Tour between 1949 and 1955 and wore the maillot jaune of leader for four days. He won the national championship in 1953, the mountain competition of the Giro d'Italia in 1951 and third place in the Vuelta 1955. In 1955, Géminiani finished in the top 10 of the three big tours (Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España), equalled only by Gastone Nencini in 1957.
- friend relationship with Lauby, Chantal (born 23 March 1948)
- (has as) protégé relationship with Plaza, Raymond (born 3 April 1932)
Didier Geslain archive, 'Cyclisme' pdf file, p. 107.
- Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes (Road cyclist)