Roger Hassenforder (23 July 1930 in Sausheim – 3 January 2021 in Colmar) was a French professional racing cyclist from Alsace. For all the fame though he finished his cycling career almost penniless as this was the 1950s and even the stars earned meagre salaries and appearance fees could be burned up after buying a sports car and a suit or three. Thanks for highlighting this and am sorry about the passing of such a character. But it was an instant success because it wasn’t a restaurant, it was Hassenforder’s restaurant and his popularity attracted a clientèle. Roger Hassenforder a eu de nombreuses victoires entre 1953 et 1959. The organiser called his bluff, gave him a racing bike and told him to have a go. Pour faire plus de tirages et prendre des parts de marché, Géo Lefèvre journaliste à l'Auto, i… Tour director Félix Lévitan lamented that Hassenforder talked as much as he pedalled but admitted he was “pure class” to take the yellow jersey in his first tour. Hassenforder had class on the bike, a quality that can be analysed and described but is better mystified as something you can see rather than explain. In 1999 he passed on the restaurant to family members. He joined his father to work as a decorator, but cycled to work to arrive faster than his father who’d go by car, a first sign that he was quick on a bike. Roger Hassenforder Hôtel Restaurant is located in Kaysersberg-Vignoble. Ce dimanche, Roger Hassenforder est décédé à l'âge de 90 ans. Antoine Blondin l’a recommandé à l’ancien coureur Marcel Duc. Les grands-pères se rappellent de Jean Robic, vainqueur du Tour en 1947, et Roger Hassenforder, multiple vainqueur d’étapes dans les années 50, qui sont tous deux passés par Suippes et même parfois pour une nuit dans la famille. Hassenforder and friends would have fun digging them out and deactivating them, until someone lost a leg. He didn’t see cycling as a something useful or practical, when training in Alsace he said he opted to avoid all the nearby mountain passes rather than exploit them. Either way he started and finished. The 1956 Tour de France was a unique edition, synonymous today with Roger Walkowiak’s supposed “easy” win. He also joked about a Breton grandmother but that was probably a ruse to placate the press. Thank you INRNG. Ballons des Vosges Nature Park is minutes away. Kaysersberg « Hassen » : 85 ans d’anecdotes . Il a déjà, toujours selon la rumeur, brandi une pompe menaçante sous le nez d’Antonin Magne tout pantois. L’ancien cycliste français avait notamment porté le maillot jaune durant quatre jours, lors du Tour de France 1953. Un reportage du journaliste Gilles Delamarre, illustré par le photographe Jean Jaffre, a mis en exergue en avril 1975 ce tempérament original[3]. As a teenager he would steal pistols, detonators and binoculars from Nazi soldiers to the point where he built up what he called “a real arsenal” which he stashed in a tomb of the village cemetery. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. les fiches des protagonistes du cyclisme: Roger Hassenforder. Notre hôtel est en travaux pour devenir 4 Appart’Hôtels. L’ancien cycliste français avait notamment porté le maillot jaune durant quatre jours, lors du Tour de France 1953. Meanwhile Hassenforder, from France’s eastern border, somehow found a space with the West team when a young Albert Bouvet got a knee injury at the last minute. La première course sur un vélo a lieu en mai 1868 au parc de Saint Cloud à Paris sur 1 200 mètres ; l'année suivante la distance augmente et passe à 123 kilomètres ; au début du XX è siècle les courses atteignent environ 400 kms comme celle de « Bordeaux-Paris » et sont organisées par deux journaux : l'Auto et le Vélo. He’d ride to the front of the of the bunch and announce his attacks, literally shouting aloud that he was about to attack and everyone should hold on tight. Roger Hassenforder effectue son service militaire au 4 régiment de cuirassiers en 1950-1951 à Reims. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'KGNXz0f6RVhPAD9RMj9vQg',sig:'7jQyKqc1Qmz2NBREwUfAPTxL-r8YpDP6U07qX79CAqA=',w:'594px',h:'435px',items:'103133907',caption: false ,tld:'it',is360: false })}); Hassenforder enjoyed a successful cycling career with the emphasis on enjoyment. For English, see walko.cc which covers Walkowiak and the 1956 Tour but shines a light on Hassenforder, Next post: The Christmas Holiday Quiz Answers. Fortunately he was ok and so began a childhood of lucky escapes and survivorship bias. All this and more, all the time. Marcel Duc le fait équiper par les cycles André Bertin. L’anecdote illustre bien une constante dans la carrière de Roger Hassenforder : le bonhomme refusera toujours d’adapter son tempérament de feu aux exigences du professionnalisme et à la dose de docilité -et parfois même d’hypocrisie- que nécessite bien souvent l’intégration dans la corporation des cyclistes professionnels. À la lecture de la liste des 120 engagés, le 5 juillet 1956, jour du Grand départ à Reims, Roger Hassenforder figure comme un intrus au sein de la formation de l’Ouest. Et peu importe le danger auquel il pouvait s’exposer, le jeune Hassenforder … He kept up the jokes, as an octogenarian he enjoyed tying a €500 banknote to fishing line so when passers-by bent down to collect the money he could whip it away and laugh. 1957 La Forge Passage de la caravane publicitaire (collection Colette Blatz) 1957. Sounds like the sort of nutter I like. « Quand je suis sorti de l’école en 1947-48, je ne savais pas écrire, je ne recevais que des punitions et des claques ». He did another lap and improved his time to prove he was that good. Roger Hassenforder effectue son service militaire au 4e régiment de cuirassiers en 1950-1951 à Reims. « La classe à l’état pur », disait de lui Félix Lévitan, directeur du Tour de France. He could spend a day’s prime in one evening to the point where one of his nicknames was the “nightclub world champion” and accounts say he was engaged to be married 11 times, although he claims it was only four. Sounds like he lived a full life! Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'B7PgaCYMRIdDeHFiQhmETQ',sig:'SO3YQUOsQ1yY0i6qc8OEz6VvFu0D7NAtfYzP0oXkyBQ=',w:'566px',h:'594px',items:'1260054236',caption: true ,tld:'it',is360: false })}); Hassenforder had some good wins but was no Louison Bobet but immodestly declared “I’ve got a Bobet in each leg“. Passage d'un coureur (collection Colette Blatz) Anecdote 1957 En 1957 l'accordéoniste Yvette Horner qui accompagnait chaque année le Tour de France The Tour had only national and regional teams and Hassenforder was not picked for the French team, nor the North-East/Centre team because the manager Sauveur Ducazeaux could not stand Hassenforder’s capers, and besides Hassenforder had yet to finish the race. A true legend of cycling lore. modifier - modifier le code - modifier Wikidata. C'est par hasard que Roger Hassenforder a commencé le vélo. L’Equipe’s Pierre Chany described him as part Louison Bobet (the best French rider of the time) and part Fernand Raynaud (the best French comedian of the time). La rumeur prétend qu’Hassenforder écoute les conseils mais n’en fait qu’à sa tête. That’s the best thing I’ve read this year ; ) Seriously though, a lovely read to bring a bit of cheer. La dernière modification de cette page a été faite le 3 février 2021 à 18:54. Roger Hassenforder ne târit pas d'éloges sur un autre Alsacien du peloton, Thomas Voeckler. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'q7qbGBv8RZtyAGj3rQcnPw',sig:'q80vI6-oL7Z1iin5_EmexSx9wK8EV_ZLkGwzTAJh0rM=',w:'395px',h:'594px',items:'952546704',caption: true ,tld:'it',is360: false })}); Hassenforder said his great regret was not to be a rider today because “[if I’d have retired today] I’d would have balls of gold“. After some arm-twisting Ducazeaux, annoyed with Walkowiak too, relented and filled the space with Walkowiak and the rest is history. Cet hyperactif trouvait pourtant sans cesse un moyen de se distinguer. Roger Hassenforder est un coureur cycliste français né le 23 juillet 1930 à Sausheim (Haut-Rhin), mort le 3 janvier 2021 à Colmar[1],[2]. Roger Hassenforder est décédé à l'âge de 90 ans. View deals for Roger Hassenforder Hôtel Restaurant, including fully refundable rates with free cancellation. Il parle autant qu’il pédale. That’s one way for me to improve my GCSE French! Le cyclisme français est en deuil. Little Venice and House of the Heads are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Ballons des Vosges Nature Park and NaturOparC. Il est maintenant restaurateur à Kaysersberg. Il signe à l’UV Reims, puis au BC Reims. The 17 year old Hassenforder started heckling the first category racers, calling them lazy. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'RAz9X5mqTK5tFdT6fOfCAw',sig:'OnnxEGEaPUxOueZk3C8FackhdYxPN5yIycwkBR6rlSc=',w:'565px',h:'594px',items:'1260054266',caption: true ,tld:'it',is360: false })}); Roger Hassenforder has died aged 90. Seattle Center Source: happycreator / shutterstock Seattle Center. A 18 ans, il assiste à une course à Mulhouse avec des copains et se moque des coureurs. 3 juillet 1957 : 7ème étape Metz-Colmar - Victoire de Roger Hassenforder . He’d even visit daily to spray the walls with gasoline to make everything more incendiary. The former French cyclist had notably worn the yellow jersey Black notebook: Roger Hassenforder, former yellow jersey of the Tour de France, has died - CC EveryBody Born in 1930, he grew up in Sausheim, a village on the edge of the city of Mulhouse in France that’s close to the Rhine, the German border. Hassenforder was a professional cyclist from 1952 to 1965. La Forge. Roger Hassenforder mène avec Jean Bobet et va remporter la 5 ème étape du Tour 1955, Metz-Colmar. A l'occasion du Tour de France qui se déroule actuellement, rencontre en Alsace avec Roger Hassenforder, héros du Tour de France en 1953, lorsqu'il portait le maillot jaune. Ouverture prévue printemps – été 2020.. With the war over, Hassenforder, seemingly still undeterred by risk, stockpiled unused munitions in an abandoned military shelter so he could blow it up for fun. For all the fame though he finished his cycling career almost penniless as this was the 1950s and even the stars earned meagre salaries and appearance fees could be burned up after buying a sports car and a suit or three. All rooms have LCD TVs and free toiletries. Pour plus d’informations, voyez le projet cyclisme. He did better than that, taking four stages including a 187km six hour solo breakaway to win in Montluçon. Roger Hassenforder (23 July 1930 in Sausheim – 3 January 2021 in Colmar) was a French professional racing cyclist from Alsace. Roger HASSENFORDER né le 23 juillet 1930 à Sausheim décédé le 3 janvier 2021 à Colmar. Hassenforder’s native Alsace region has swapped back and forth between France and Germany which explains why his French town was called Sausheim and why he was French but grew up speaking German. Ainsi la plupart des journalistes consacrent à cet Alsacien déroutant bon nombre de leurs chroniques. A fantastic read and what a life! Prononcez, quarante ans après ses « exploits », le nom de Roger Hassenforder parmi les anciens coureurs du peloton et chacun ira de son anecdote. « Je me souviens avoir mis cinq-six pétards dans une boîte. Cette école buissonnière l’occupait davantage que sa scolarité. Hassenforder en a ri aux larmes. Thank you! Kayserberg is very scenic and the restaurant part of this, the photo above has more captions in the Getty archives about architecture than the restaurant itself or Hassenforder. Ce dimanche, Roger Hassenforder est décédé à l’âge de 90 ans. Wish I’d met him. “I had a gift” he said and quickly rose up the ranks to become one of the best amateurs in France. Roger Hassenforder alterne alors route et piste. S'il était un coureur brillant et plein de panache, il a surtout marqué le monde du cyclisme par ses quatre cents coups, ses facéties, son extravagance. His gift was obvious to others. He was my late grandfather’s hero. Later that year he got a six month suspension for slandering Jacques Anquetil, that big mouth sometimes went too far although he remained friends with Anquetil. He was known as the joker of the pack, earning him the nickname "boute-en-train". Il les ravit par la façon dont il anime la première partie de ce Tour. 1957 1º in Miniac-Morvan, Miniac-Morvan (Bretagne), France : 1957 1º in Stage 5 Ronde van Spanje, (Vuelta a España), Valladolid (Castilla y Leon), Spain : 1957 2º in Circuit des Boucles de la Seine, (Boucles de la Seine St Denis), France : 1957 69º in Stage 1 Tour de France, Granville (Basse-Normandie), France : 1957 46º in Stage 2 Tour de France, Caen (Basse-Normandie), … If he has an autobiography (or bio) I’ll have to read it. It was a hot day and he was in the breakaway several minutes up the road. Après sa carrière sportive, il a ouvert un restaurant renommé à Kaysersberg, en Alsace, qui est tenu aujourd'hui par une famille suisse. For others if you look at the picture above you can see the “Chez Roger Hassenforder” sign hanging outside of the restaurant and the yellow is from a small motif of a cyclist dressed in the yellow jersey. The child who rustled pistols and stockpiled explosives found excitement and showmanship in racing. Celle-là, c’est une entre mille. He crashed on a corner, but he got up and tried again and set the best time leaving the organiser staring at his stopwatch. The restaurant and hotel in tourist pretty Kaysersberg continues to prosper – or at least it did before Covid closures – with the cycle still suspended over the entrance. Hassenforder found a pistol and rammed a bullet backwards down the barrel into the chamber but each time he aimed at a tree, a bird or even his terrified mother and sister and pulled the trigger nothing happened. Nouveau dictionnaire de biographie alsacienne, https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Roger_Hassenforder&oldid=179545158, Wikipédia:ébauche coureur cycliste français, Article manquant de références depuis août 2017, Article manquant de références/Liste complète, Article de Wikipédia avec notice d'autorité, Page pointant vers des bases relatives au sport, licence Creative Commons attribution, partage dans les mêmes conditions, comment citer les auteurs et mentionner la licence, Gabriel Braeuner, « Roger Hassenforder », in. Il prend plaisir à raconter l’anecdote. Hassenforder remained a local celebrity and became a keen hunter, blasting local wildlife whenever he could – “I killed 1,687 wild boar” he boasted – and collecting African game as trophies on holiday, but slipped away from star status, emerging now and then when the Tour de France came to Alsace. His antics weren’t just in private, he joined a circus troupe to play a clown one winter. Winning was a means to an end, especially prize money. As an 80kg rouleur he could do this but his speciality was sprinting out of a group where his speed, finishing skills and taste for risk made him hard to beat. He seemed to enjoy risk and an audience from an early age. As the Tour was being televised Hassenforder was an early star for the cameras thanks to a ready turn of phrase and his personality made “Hassen le magnifique” popular in France, way beyond his palmarès could. WiFi is free, and this hotel also features a restaurant and a bar. Ce tempérament anti-conformiste, qui le situait, d'après Pierre Chany entre Louison Bobet et Fernand Raynaud, a eu une extraordinaire popularité auprès du public qui le fit ainsi entrer dans la légende du cyclisme. Je l’ai mise dans le fourneau. Vous pouvez partager vos connaissances en l’améliorant (comment ?).