French racing cyclistDied when: 85 years 10 days (1020 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Eugène Christophe (born Malakoff, Paris, France, 22 January 1885, died in Paris, 1 February 1970) was a French road bicycle racer and pioneer of cyclo-cross.
He was a professional from 1904 until 1926.In 1919 he became the first rider to wear the yellow jersey of the Tour de France .
Eugène Christophe rode 11 Tours de France and finished eight.He never won but he became famous for having to weld together his bicycle while leading.
It was one of a series of events that coloured his racing career.