BiographyBorn with the Valley from Aoste, in Italy, Maurice Garin is naturalized French in December 1901. He exerts initially the trade of chimney sweeper, which will be worth to him its nickname of “small chimney sweeper”. Because of its measurements, 1,62 m for 60 kg, it are also called “the small sailor” and “the white bulldog”.
It becomes then racing cyclist and gains in particular the first Tour de France in 1903 at the 32 years age. After its downgrading of the Tour de France 1904, it is suspended two years and stops the competition after a score of victories to its credit spread out over one decade.
Maurice had two brothers, cyclists professional also:
Ambroise, 2nd of Paris-Roubaix 1901 (3rd in 1899), and 3rd of Bordeaux-Paris 1902.
César, 2nd of Paris-Roubaix 1904, and 3rd of Bordeaux-Paris 1900.
- 1893 : Dining - Namur - Dining
- 1893: Eight hundred kilometers of Paris (on track)
- 1894: Twenty-four hours of Liege (on track)
- 1894: Price of Avesnes-on-Helpe
- 1894: Paris Saint-Malo
- 1895: Twenty-four hours of the Liberal arts of Paris (on track)
- 1895: Guingamp - Morlaix - Guingamp
- 1895: Recordman of the world of the 500 km on road behind human trainer: 15:02 ' 32" , between the 3 and on February 4th
- 1896: Paris Mans
- 1896: Paris Mons
- 1896: Liege - Thuin
- 1896: 3rd of Paris-Roubaix
- 1897: Paris-Roubaix
- 1897: Paris Royan
- 1897: Paris Cabourg
- 1897: Tourcoing - Béthune - Tourcoing
- 1898: Paris-Roubaix
- 1898: Tourcoing - Béthune - Tourcoing
- 1898: Valencian - Nouvion - Valencian
- 1898: Douai - Doullens - Douai
- 1898: Fifty kilometers of Ostend (on track)
- 1898: 2nd of Bordeaux-Paris
- 1899: 3rd of Bordeaux-Paris
- 1899: 3rd of the Gold Bowl (on track)
- 1900: 2nd of Bordeaux-Paris
- 1900: 2nd of the Gold Bowl
- 1900: 3rd of Paris-Roubaix
- 1901: Paris-Brest-Paris
- 1902: Bordeaux-Paris
- 1903: Tour de France (more 3 victories of stages)
- 1904: 1st of the Tour de France, then displaced 4 months after the end of the Turn, for “cheating” on not very credible testimonys, which he will deny savagely all his life (2 victories of stages).
Simple: Maurice Garin
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