Géminiani, Raphaël

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Géminiani, Raphaël Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 20°33' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 01°40 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 29°16'

Raphaël Géminiani (at the 2010 Brive-la-Gaillarde book fair)
photo: Le grand Cricri, license cc-by-sa-3.0


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) protégé relationship with Plaza, Raymond (born 3 April 1932)

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'Cyclisme' pdf file, p. 107.


  • Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes (Road cyclist)