Lucien Aimar

Lucien Aimar ( born April 28, 1941 in Hyeres ) is a former French cyclist.

Although the domiciled on the Cote d' Azur Aimar was a member in 1962 of the French amateur national team, when he finished at Rank 31 of the Road World Championship, but could only move one year later than the sixth championship du Monde in the top. At the Tour de l' Avenir 1963, he ended up on rank 8 and recommended in 1964 with a 2nd place overall in the Tour de l' Avenir for a lucrative professional contract.

In 1965 he signed with the team FORD -France of Jacques Anquetil, he had to support. After leaving Aimar Anquetil won in 1966, surprisingly, the Tour de France. The foundation for his success, he put in a breakaway group during the 10th stage. In the mountains he defended his yellow jersey successfully without bringing a single stage victory. Apart from a French league title in 1968 and the overall victory at Four Days of Dunkirk in 1967 could Aimar his success later be confirmed again. At the Tour de France, he finished 6th place in 1967 (1 stage win ), 1968 7th and 1971 the 9th Place. Each 17th in the overall standings, he was in 1970 and 1973. Professionel as he was able to record 34 victories.

Supposedly he has in his own words once on the summit of the Col di Torini eight minutes behind Eddy Merckx, at the end of the exit, he was back on his wheel. He was also allegedly measured on the descent of Mont Ventoux at 140 km / hr.

When Flèche Wallonne 1966, the top three finishers Dancelli, Aimar and Altig deprived of doping control. Your disqualification, however, was canceled shortly before the Tour de France. 1969 Aimar was again closed due to doping.