|Full name||Antonin Magne|
|Date of birth||January 15, 1904|
|Date of death||September 8, 1983 (aged 79)|
|Tour de France (2x)|
|Infobox last updated on:|
|May 24, 2008|
|Competitor for France|
|Road bicycle racing|
|Gold||1936 Bern||Elite Men's Road Race|
|Silver||1933 Montlhéry||Elite Men's Road Race|
Antonin Magne (15 February 1904 in Ytrac – 8 September 1983 in Arcachon) was a French cyclist who won the Tour de France in 1931 and 1934. Events 588 BC - Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah 's reign Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on Events 70 - Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem. 1264 - The Statute of Kalisz Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Events 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 - Magnus Ladulås is crowned 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Road bicycle racing is a popular Bicycle racing Sport held on roads (following the Geography of the area using Racing bicycles The The UCI Road World Championships, often referred to as the World Cycling Championships, is the annual World championship for Bicycle road racing organized The UCI Road World Championships, often referred to as the World Cycling Championships, is the annual World championship for Bicycle road racing organized Events 590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia 1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on Ytrac is a commune in the Cantal département in south-central France. Events 70 - Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem. 1264 - The Statute of Kalisz Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Arcachon is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. History See also:CategoryTour de France by year The dominant sports newspaper in France Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He raced as a professional from 1927 to 1939 and then became a team manager. Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The French rider and then journalist, Jean Bobet, described him in Sporting Cyclist as "a most uninterviewable character" and "a man who withdraws into a shell as soon as he meets a journalist. Sporting Cyclist was a British Cycling A4-sized magazine originally called Coureur. " His taciturn character earned him the nickname of The Monk when he was racing. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name.
Magne was part of the Alleluia Team which, with Pierre Magne, Julien Moineau, Marius Gallotini, Arsène Alancourt, and André Cauet, won the 1927 GP Wolber, considered the unofficial world road race championship. Palmares
Magne first rode the Tour in 1927, alongside Andé Leducq in the France team. Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. His two victories in the Tour had a dramatic quality because of the crashes, falls, bad luck and competition that he faced. He crashed in 1931 and was repeatedly attacked by the Italian Pesanti and the Belgian, Jef Demuysère. He finished the race so exhausted that he didn't start again next year. In 1934 he won again with the help of René Vietto, Georges Speicher and Roger Lapébie. René Vietto ( February 17 1914 &ndash October 14 1988) was a French Road racing cyclist, born in Rocheville-Le Cannet Georges Speicher ( Paris, June 8, 1907 – Maisons-Laffitte, January 24, 1978) was a French cyclist Roger Lapébie ( Bayonne, January 16, 1911 – Pessac, October 12, 1996) was a French Racing cyclist Magne was the first rider to win a time trial in the Tour de France, over 80km from La Roche-sur-Yon to Nantes in 1934. In many Racing Sports an athlete (or occasionally a team of athletes will compete in a time trial against the Clock to secure the fastest Nantes (Naoned Gallo: Naunnt) is a city in western France, located on the Loire River, from the Atlantic coast
In 1936 he came second in the Tour and then won the world championship on the road. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A world championship(s is the top achievement for any sport or Contest.
He won the Grand Prix des Nations, the unofficial world championship of the individual time trial, in 1934, 1935 and 1936. The Grand Prix des Nations was an Individual time trial (a race against the clock or contre la montre) for Europe's leading professional racing Cyclists An individual time trial (ITT is a road bicycle race in which cyclists race alone against the clock (in French contre la montre - literally "against
Magne led from the second day and his team won 19 of the 23 stages. His hopes looked over when he broke a wheel on the descent from l'Hospitalet to Ax-les-Thermes in the Pyrenees. Ax-les-Thermes is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France. The Pyrenees (Pirineos French: Pyrénées; Catalan: Pirineus; Occitan: Pirenèus; Aragonese: Perinés He was rescued by the youngest rider in his team, René Vietto, who handed him his own wheel despite being in third place himself. René Vietto ( February 17 1914 &ndash October 14 1988) was a French Road racing cyclist, born in Rocheville-Le Cannet Next day Magne again had trouble. Vietto was just ahead of him on the Col de Portet d'Aspet, turned and saw his leader waving a wheel and rode back down the hill to hand him his own. Vietto wept by the roadside as he waited for another wheel. Magne won the Tour and France dominated it but Vietto, who finished fifth, was the hero.
Upon retirement, Magne became a directeur sportif for several successful riders, such as Louison Bobet and Raymond Poulidor in the Mercier team. A directeur sportif ( French for sporting director, although the original French term is often used in English-language media plural directeurs sportifs Louis ("Louison" Bobet ( March 12, 1925 &ndash March 13, 1983) was a French professional road cyclist. Raymond Poulidor, nicknamed Poupou (born 15 April, 1936 at Masbaraud-Mérignat in the Creuse Département of France) is He is credited with being a mentor to the great riders of the era, and is considered to be one of the best directeurs sportif in the sport. He never referred to his riders by the informal "tu" but always as "vous"; riders addressed him a "Monsieur Magne". Louis Caput replaced Antonin Magne as manager of Fagor-Mercier in 1970.
Magne lived for much of his life at Livry-Gargan, in the département of Seine-Saint-Denis near Paris. Livry-Gargan is a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. In the Terminology of Political geography and Historiography a National department (département departamento is an administrative Seine-Saint-Denis is a French department located in the Île-de-France region. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city In 2004, the Tour de France honoured the centenary of his birth with a stage finish there. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Magne was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1962. Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
|World Road Racing Champion|
|Winner of the Tour de France|
|Winner of the Tour de France|