Auguste Stéphane

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Auguste Stéphane
Auguste Stéphane en 1892.jpg
Personal information
Born(1863-02-09)9 February 1863
Metz, France
Died12 February 1947(1947-02-12) (aged 84)
Publier, France
Team information
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1891Individual
1892Dunlop
1893Individual
1894Hercules
1895-1898Individual
Major wins
Bordeaux-Paris 1892

Jean Auguste Étienne called Auguste Stéphane (9 February 1863 – 12 February 1947)[1] was a French racing cyclist. He won the 1892 Bordeaux-Paris and finished second in the 1898 Paris–Roubaix.[2]

Auguste Stéphane was active as a cyclist between 1891 and 1901. In 1892, he won the second edition of Bordeaux-Paris, a race over more than 600 kilometers; the following year he finished this race in second place behind Louis Cottereau and won Basel-Strasbourg. In 1894, he won Paris-Spa and in 1897, together with Jean Bertin, Toulouse-Agen-Toulouse. At the third edition of Paris-Roubaix in 1898, he was runner-up behind Maurice Garin.

On 6 and 7 January 1894, he races against Jean-Marie Corre in a 1000 kilometer match at the Vélodrome d'Hiver in Paris, he covers the distance in 39 hours, 28 minutes and 8 seconds and wins the match[3]. The race is not "particularly interesting", according to the Dutch magazine "De Kampioen", because "from the beginning, you quickly understand that Stéphane is the strongest of the two riders".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auguste Stéphane". CyclingRanking. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Auguste Stéphane". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. ^ Jean-Marie Corre. Le Petit Braquet
  4. ^ De Kampioen. 12 January 1894 (De Kampioen, p.25, p. 25, at Google Books)

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