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Former Tour de France champion Roger Pingeon dies of heart attack

Former Tour de France champion Pingeon dies of heart attack
By Reuters

19/03/2017 at 11:19Updated 19/03/2017 at 14:18

PARIS, March 19 (Reuters) - Former Tour de France champion Roger Pingeon has died of a heart attack at the age of 76, the mayor of the French town where he was living said on Sunday.

"He was taken by a heart attack at 4 am this morning," Beaupont mayor Georges Gouly told French news agency AFP.

Frenchman Pingeon won the 1967 Tour and came second to Belgian great Eddy Merckx in 1969, the year he won the Vuelta (Tour of Spain).

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