Its courseRoger Hassenforder had many victories between 1953 and 1959 and it was almost equal the larger. " The class with the state pur" , of him Felix Lévitan, director of the Tour de France said. If it were a runner brilliant and full with plume, it especially marked the world of cycling by its four hundred blows, its jokes, its extravagance.
This anticonformist temperament, which located it, according to Pierre Chany between Louison Bobet and Fernand Raynaud, had an extraordinary popularity near the public which thus inserted it in the legend of cycling.
After its sporting career, it opened a famous restaurant with Kaysersberg, in Alsace, which is held today by its successors.
Tour de France
- 6 Participations: 50 ème in 1956 and 5 times not classified in 1953,1954,1955,1957 and 1959.
- 8 victories of stages, 4 days in yellow jersey,
- 1955: 5th Metz stage/Colmar (229 km)
- 1956: 4th étape/b Rouen/Caen (125 km)
- 1956: 9th stage La Rochelle/Bordeaux (219 km)
- 1956: 14th stage Toulouse/Montpellier (231 km)
- 1956: 21e stage Lyon/Montlucon (237 km)
- 1957: 7th Metz stage/Colmar (223 km)
- 1957: 14th stage Ales/Perpignan (246 km)
- 1959: 7th stage Nantes/La Rochelle (190 km)
- 1954 : national Critérium,
- 1955: Turn of Picardy,
- 1956: National Critérium,
- 1958: National Critérium,
- 1959: Loops of the Seine.
Places of honor
- 1957 : 2nd of the Loops of the Seine,
- 1958: 8th of Paris-Roubaix,
- 1959: 2nd of Bordeaux-Paris,
- 1963: 2nd of the championship of France of Medium-distance race.
- Jean-Paul Olivier, Roger Hassenforder, Collection Veracious History, appeared at Glénat, Paris, 1999.
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