Jean Guilly is a French racing cyclist born on January 17th, 1932.
In 1952, whereas it is only 20 years old, Guilly takes part in its first Tour de France. Admittedly good climbing, it does not have any hope to compete with the favorites. And yet, on the stage Borough of Oisans-Sestrières, it decides to attack in the collar of the Telegraph, is a prelude to in Galibier. After several attempts, he escapes from the group and flies away only towards the top. However, Fausto Coppi does not hear it thus. As of the foot of Galibier, Coppi accelerates gradually, coward his competitors and catches up with Guilly before the top. Galibier rewards Campionissimo, which flies away towards the victory of stage and the Turn. To be last at the head at the top of the collar of the Telegraph, Guilly will be engaged at the postal and telecommunications authorities and will deal with the lines long distances.
Tour de France
- 4 Participations,
- Classifications: 26th in 1952,30ème in 1953,33ème in 1954, not classified in 1956
- 1 passage at the head of the Collar of Lautaret (2058 m) on the 19th stage (Briançon/Lyon)
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