Roger Walkowiak

1927 - 2017

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Roger Walkowiak (pronounced [ʁɔ.ʒe wal.kov.jak]; 2 March 1927 – 6 February 2017) was a French road bicycle racer who won the 1956 Tour de France. He was a professional rider from 1950 until 1960. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Walkowiak has received more than 42,113 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Roger Walkowiak is the 44th most popular cyclist (up from 45th in 2019), the 2,597th most popular biography from France (down from 2,203rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular French Cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Roger Walkowiak ranks 44 out of 1,212Before him are Aristidis Konstantinidis, Laurent Fignon, Patrick Sercu, Odile Defraye, Guido Messina, and Gösta Pettersson. After him are Henri Pélissier, Bjarne Riis, Walter Godefroot, Lucien Buysse, Freddy Maertens, and Sylvère Maes.

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Among people born in 1927, Roger Walkowiak ranks 148Before him are Tom Bosley, Marianne Fredriksson, Vladimir Shatalov, Bernard Vukas, Josy Barthel, and Franciszek Macharski. After him are Hiroshi Teshigahara, Yutaka Taniyama, Carlos Romero, Vladimir Ilyushin, Mikhail Ulyanov, and Kenneth Anger. Among people deceased in 2017, Roger Walkowiak ranks 168Before him are Igor Shafarevich, Gorden Kaye, Naim Süleymanoğlu, Lennart Nilsson, Shashi Kapoor, and Miloslav Vlk. After him are Veljo Tormis, Aleksey Batalov, Maryam Mirzakhani, Charles Robert Jenkins, Marjorie Boulton, and Todor Veselinović.

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In France

Among people born in France, Roger Walkowiak ranks 2,597 out of 5,234Before him are Pierre Clémenti (1942), Prince Ludwig August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1845), Marcel Griaule (1898), Blanche of France, Duchess of Orléans (1328), Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605), and Marie Thérèse de Bourbon (1666). After him are André Messager (1853), Robert Herbin (1939), Henri Pélissier (1889), Michel Bouquet (1925), Peter Julian Eymard (1811), and Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (1198).

Among CYCLISTS In France

Among cyclists born in France, Roger Walkowiak ranks 12Before him are François Faber (1887), Louison Bobet (1925), Louis Trousselier (1881), René Pottier (1879), Octave Lapize (1887), and Laurent Fignon (1960). After him are Henri Pélissier (1889), Jean Robic (1921), André Leducq (1904), Jacques Dupont (1928), Roger Pingeon (1940), and Antonin Magne (1904).