- Category : 1930-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (48,50,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 1
French road bicycle racer, the younger brother of Louison Bobet.
He won Paris–Nice in 1955, Genoa-Nice in 1956 and the Circuit du Morbihan in 1953. He came third in Milan – San Remo in 1953. He rode from 1949 to 1959, including all three major Tours.
He and his brother retired from racing after a car crash outside Paris in the autumn of 1960. Jean became a journalist: head of sport at Radio Luxembourg, writer for L'Équipe and then Le Monde. He was instrumental in forming a museum in his brother's memory in Saint-Méen-le-Grand.
He has written several books, including "Louison Bobet, une vélobiographie" (Editions Gallimard, 1958), an account of life with his brother in "Demain on roule" (Editions de La Table Ronde, 2004), translated as "Tomorrow We Ride" (Mousehold Press, 2008), and a history of one of the first stars of the Tour de France: "Lapize, celui-là était un 'as'" (Editions de La Table Ronde, 2003).