Roger Pingeon

French racing cyclist

Roger Pingeon (pronounced [ʁɔ.ʒe pɛ̃.ʒɔ̃]; 28 August 1940 – 19 March 2017) was a professional French road bicycle racer. He raced as a professional from 1964 to 1974. In 1967, Pingeon won the Tour de France. In 1969, Pingeon won the Vuelta a España and finished second behind Eddy Merckx in the 1969 Tour de France.[1] He was born in Hauteville-Lompnes, Ain, France.

Pingeon in 2011

Pingeon died in Paris, France from a heart attack on 19 March 2017, aged 76.[2]

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