Nicolas Frantz (1899-1985)
The Luxembourger racing cyclist Nicolas Frantz was born on 4 November 1899 in Mamer. In the course of his 12-years professional career (1923 to 1934) he got 60 victories.
In 1924, he placed second in the Tour de France and he was fourth the following year. In 1926 he was second once again, 1 hr 22 min 25 sec behind Belgian Lucien Buysse.
In 1927, Nicolas Frantz achieved immortality, beating the Belgian Maurice Dewaele by 1 hr 22 min 25 sec.
One year later, he won the Grande Boucle once again, this time by 50 min 7 sec over André Leducq. In 1929, Nicolas Frantz took fifth place in the Tour de France and won two stages. Frantz won Paris-Brussels in 1927 and Paris-Tours in 1929. He twice finished in the top three of the world championships.
Nicolas Frantz also won the Luxembourg championship for 12 consecutive years (from 1923 to 1934).
He later became the Luxembourg sports manager in the Tour de France from 1949 to 1957. Nicolas Frantz was the sports manager of Charly Gaul’s first national team in the Tour de France.
He died on 8 November 1985 in Mamer.
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