Skip to main content

Stablinski passes away

Four time French national champion Jean Stablinski has passed away, having succumbed to a long-term illness. The 1962 world champion took his first French title in 1960, before returning to the podium's top step in '62, '63 and for the final time in '64. Stablinski, who took five stage victories during his 12 Tour de France appearances, was also the victor of the inaugural Amstel Gold Race.

Following his retirement from professional cycling, Stablinski went on to guide the careers of budding young riders - most notably Lucien Van Impe and Bernard Hinault. Stablinski was 75 years old.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

after your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1