Charly Gaul

1932 - 2005

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Charly Gaul (8 December 1932 – 6 December 2005) was a Luxembourgian professional cyclist. He was a national cyclo-cross champion, an accomplished time triallist and superb climber. His ability earned him the nickname of Angel of the Mountains in the 1958 Tour de France, which he won with four stage victories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charly Gaul has received more than 96,131 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Charly Gaul is the 14th most popular cyclist (down from 13th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Luxembourg (down from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Luxembourger Cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Charly Gaul ranks 14 out of 1,212Before him are Raymond Poulidor, Miguel Induráin, Lance Armstrong, Rik Van Looy, Federico Bahamontes, and Henri Cornet. After him are Felice Gimondi, Philippe Thys, Hugo Koblet, Luis Ocaña, Alfredo Binda, and Lucien Petit-Breton.

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Among people born in 1932, Charly Gaul ranks 103Before him are Jean-Jacques Sempé, Robert Benton, Tatsuya Nakadai, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Corry Brokken, and Meir Kahane. After him are Guillermo Mordillo, Paolo Villaggio, Carl Perkins, Branko Lustig, Delphine Seyrig, and Nikolai Kardashev. Among people deceased in 2005, Charly Gaul ranks 65Before him are Barbara Bel Geddes, Carlo Maria Giulini, Ed McBain, Mary Jackson, Ba Jin, and Urie Bronfenbrenner. After him are Victoria de los Ángeles, Maurice Trintignant, Augusto Roa Bastos, John DeLorean, Yao Wenyuan, and Narriman Sadek.

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In Luxembourg

Among people born in Luxembourg, Charly Gaul ranks 17 out of 69Before him are Jacques Santer (1937), Ernst von Mansfeld (1580), Edward Steichen (1879), Gaston Thorn (1928), Hugo Gernsback (1884), and Joseph Bech (1887). After him are Nicolas Frantz (1899), Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz (1722), Hermann von François (1856), Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg (1922), Michel Théato (1878), and Josy Barthel (1927).

Among CYCLISTS In Luxembourg

Among cyclists born in Luxembourg, Charly Gaul ranks 1After him are Nicolas Frantz (1899), Johny Schleck (1942), Andy Schleck (1985), Fränk Schleck (1980), Kim Kirchen (1978), Bob Jungels (1992), Jempy Drucker (1986), and Laurent Didier (1984).