Georges Wambst

Georges Wambst ( born July 21, 1902 in Luneville; † August 1, 1988 in Raon -l'Étape ) was a French cyclist.

At the Olympic Games in Paris in 1924 Georges Wambst won the gold medal in the team competition of the road race, together with his countrymen Armand Blanchonnet, René Hamel and André Leducq.Im individual time trial on the road he took eighth place, Blanchonnet won gold and Hamel bronze. He then became a professional. 1925 Georges won Wambst the road race Paris -Rouen, 1929, the invitation race for the best professionals of the season, the Critérium des As, drove though mainly in the following years on the track.

Wambst started at 33 six-day races, of which he won five, in 1926 in Paris and Berlin, 1927 in Breslau, 1928 in Paris and Nice, all together with Charles Lacquehay. Several times he also achieved notable success at the French stayer championships and took the podium until he won the league title in his final year as a pro in 1940. In 1928 he won jointly with Charles Lacquehay and 1932 with Paul Broccardo rail competition Prix Dupré - Lapize in Paris.

After the end of his active cycling career Wambst also worked as a pacemaker and led among other things, Eddy Merckx at track cycling competitions with the Derny.

Georges Wambst came from a cycling family. His brother Auguste (1908-1987) in 1935 French champion stayer, and his brother Fernand ( 1912-1969 ) also won two six-day race. In 1920, Georges Wambst a competition in Joinville- le -Pont, who is considered the forerunner of today's triathlon, called " Les Trois Sports" (floating cross the Marne, 12 km cycling, 4 km walking).

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