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Roger Pingeon  

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A belated happy birthday to Roger Pingeon who was born on August 28, 1940.

The French rider is best known for winning the 1967 Tour de France ahead of Julio Jimenez of Spain and Franco Balmanion of Italy.

In addition, Pigeon won the 1969 Vuelta a Espana ahead of Luis Ocana of Spain and Marinus Wagtmans of Holland.

Pingeon also 2nd in the 1969 Tour de France behind Eddy Merckx of Belgium.

In addition to his Grand Tour victories, Pigeon also won several lesser known races in and around France such as the Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré, Tour de Suisse, Grand Prix de Plumelec, Prix de Saint-Claud and the Prix de La Bastide.

Bon anniversaire Roger!

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Le coureur cycliste français Bernard Thévenet remporte la 15e étape du Tour de France entre Nice et Pra-Loup le 13 juillet 1975.

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