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Louis Trousselier

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLouis Auguste•Trousselier
Used nameLouis•Trousselier
Nick/petnamesTrou-Trou
Born29 June 1881 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
Died24 April 1939 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
AffiliationsAssociation Vélocipédique Internationale, (FRA)
NOC France

Biography

Louis Trousselier was a French cyclist who rode in the 1900 Olympic Games, although cycling was a somewhat obscure event in those Games. He is best known for winning the 1905 Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix in the same year. After his Tour win, Trousselier reputedly lost his entire winnings in a game of craps that evening. He also finished third in the Tour in 1906. Trousselier’s other wins included Paris-Rennes in 1902, Paris-Tourcoing in 1906, and Bordeaux-Paris in 1908. During his career he won 13 stages in the Tour de France, and competed as a professional through 1914. Trousselier was from a wealthy family who had a flower business in Paris, and after his retirement, he settled there to run the business.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRA Louis Trousselier
Points Race, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
25 kilometres, Men (Olympic) AC