Four-time Tour de France stage winner Lucien Teisseire died at his home in north-west France shortly before Christmas, a family member told AFP on Wednesday. Teisseire, who lived at Plonevez-Porzay near Finistere, was a professional from 1942 to 1955. He was 88.
Besides his Tour stage victories, the Frenchman won Paris-Tours in 1944, Paris-Nice in 1946 and the Dauphiné Libéré in 1953. He also finished second in the 1945 Paris-Roubaix and the 1946 edition of Milan-San Remo.