Louis Darragon

Louis Darragon

Born in Vichy to a baker’s father, Louis Darragon discovered cycling at the age of seventeen and quickly started dominating regional and national competitions. In 1901, he participated in the six-day races in the United States. He raced against Robert Walthour Senior (1 January 1878 – 1 September 1949), one of the best American professional cyclists of his era; Georges Sérès (6 April 1887 – 26 June 1951), a French professional cyclist who mainly specialized in motor-paced racing; and Paul Guignard, (10 May 1876 – 15 February 1965), a French professional cyclist also mainly specialized in motor-paced racing. Darragon was twice world champion and also the champion of France in 1906 and 1907.

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