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Ferdinand Le Drogo

Ferdinand Le Drogo
Personal information
Full nameFerdinand Le Drogo
Born(1903-10-10)10 October 1903
Pontivy, France
Died24 April 1976(1976-04-24) (aged 72)
Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys, France
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team
1926–1936Dilecta–Wolber
Major wins
2nd place 1931 Road World Championships
Medal record
Men's road bicycle racing
Representing  France
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1931 Copenhagen Elite Men's Road Race

Ferdinand Le Drogo (10 October 1903 – 24 April 1976) was a French professional road bicycle racer. He is most known for his silver medal in the Elite race of the 1931 Road World Championships. Ferdinand Le Drogo was the older brother of cyclist Paul Le Drogo.

In the 1927 Tour de France, Le Drogo took part in the Dilecta-Wolber team, which won the first stage, led by Francis Pélissier, who was the first leader of the general classification.[1] Le Drogo won the fifth stage. In the sixth stage, Francis Pélissier abandoned sick. Ferdinand Le Drogo, who was second in the general classification, became the new leader.[2] In the seventh stage, while Le Drogo was in the yellow jersey, the Tour passed in the region where he was born. His supporters cheered for Le Drogo, and he got excited and sped away from his teammates. That cost him too much energy,[3] and he lost 20 minutes in that stage to the J.B. Louvet team, so the lead was transferred to Hector Martin, from the J.B. Louvet team.[2] Le Drogo would never lead the Tour de France again.

Major results

1926
1st, Tour des Cornouaillies
1st, Nantes-Les Sables de l'Olonne
1st, Circuit des As de l'Ouest
3rd, National Road Race Championship
3rd, GP Wolber
1927
 France Road Race Champion
1st, Stage 5, Tour de France
1st, Stages 2 & 6, Volta a Catalunya
6th, Paris–Tours
7th, Bordeaux–Paris
1928
 France Road Race Champion
8th, World Road Race Championship
1929
7th, World Road Race Championship
7th, Paris–Tours
1930
1st, GP Poitiers
3rd, National Road Race Championship
1931
1st, Rennes-Paris-Rennes
1st, Circuit de l'Aulne
2nd place, silver medalist(s) World Road Race Championship
1932
1st, Circuit de l'Aulne
7th, Bordeaux–Paris

References

  1. ^ Tom James (15 August 2003). "1927: Alcyon deliver victory". VeloArchive. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
  2. ^ a b McGann, Bill; Mcgann, Carol (2006). The Story of the Tour De France Volume 1:1903-1964. Dog Ear Publishing. p. 84. ISBN 1-59858-180-5. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
  3. ^ "1927: Nicolas Frantz legt in de cols de basis voor zijn Tourzege" (in Dutch). Tourdefrance.nl. 19 March 2003. Archived from the original on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
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