Quantcast
BD
Luxembourg
177 views this week
Bim Diederich

Bim Diederich

professional Luxembourgian road bicycle racer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro professional Luxembourgian road bicycle racer
A.K.A. Bim Diederich
Countries Luxembourg
Occupations Sport cyclist Cyclo-cross cyclist
Gender male
Birth 20 February 1922 (Esch-sur-Alzette)
Death 6 December 2012 (Pétange)
Star sign Pisces
The details
Biography

Jean "Bim" Diederich (20 February 1922 – 6 December 2012) was a professional Luxembourgian road bicycle racer, with an impressive record in the Tour de France.

Diederich was born in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, and was active in competition from 1946 to 1954. He finished sixth in the road race at the 1947 Road World Championships. He had fourteen wins, including stage wins in the 1950 Tour de France (finishing in Menton), the 1951 Tour de France (from Reims to Ghent, leading the race solo over the Muur van Geraardsbergen before crossing the finish line, earning the nickname "Le Duc de Grammont" or "the Duke of Geraardsbergen"), and the 1952 Tour de France (into Namur). He wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification for three days during the 1951 Tour.

He was the father-in-law of cyclist Lucien Didier, and the grandfather of cyclist Laurent Didier.

Major results

1947
2nd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
6th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
1949
1st Overall Tour de Luxembourg
Athus
1950
Tour de France
Winner stage 15
2nd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1951
Tour de France
Winner stage 2
Wearing yellow jersey for three days
2nd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1952
Tour de France
Winner stage 5
1st Tour de Lorraine
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
References
http://isni.org/isni/0000000057681418
http://www.cyclingarchives.com/coureurfiche.php?coureurid=8227
http://www.lessentiel.lu/fr/sports/sports_luxembourgeois/story/le-duc-bim-diederich-est-decede-17822201
http://www.letour.fr/HISTO/us/TDF/coureur/2969.html
https://d-nb.info/gnd/13579370X
https://viaf.org/viaf/80251572
https://web.archive.org/web/20071018005232/http://memoire-du-cyclisme.net/palmares/diederich_jean.php
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q15985
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/80251572
arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up arrow-down instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube stumbleupon comments comments pandora gplay iheart tunein pandora gplay iheart tunein itunes