Louis Mottiat

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Louis Mottiat
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Personal information
Full name Louis Mottiat
Nickname The iron man ((in Dutch):De man van ijzer)
Born (1889-07-06)6 July 1889
Bouffioulx, Belgium
Died 5 June 1972(1972-06-05) (aged 82)
Gilly, Belgium
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1912-1913 Thomann
1913-1914 Alcyon
1919-1921 Alcyon-La Sportive
1922-1926 Alcyon-Dunlop
Major wins
8 stages Tour de France
Liège–Bastogne–Liège(2x)
Tour of Belgium (2x)

Louis Mottiat (6 July 1889 in Bouffioulx – 5 June 1972 in Gilly) was a Belgian professional road bicycle racer. Because of his endurance he was nicknamed 'the iron man'. His career was interrupted by World War I.

Major results[edit]

1910
Brussels-Paris
1911
Paris-Calais
1912
Tour de France: Winner stage 10
1913
Bordeaux–Paris
1914
Tour of Belgium, including 4 stages
Paris–Brussels
1920
Critérium des As (Bordeaux–Paris-Bordeaux)
Tour of Belgium, including 3 stages
Tour de France
Winner stage 1
Wearing yellow jersey for one day
1921
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Tour de France:
11th place overall classification
Winner stages 1, 4, 5 and 7
Wearing yellow jersey for one day
Paris–Brest–Paris
1922
Engis
Gembloux
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1924
Paris–Tours
Tour de France:
Winner stage 8
1925
Tour de France:
Winner stage 3

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