|Date of Birth||September 11, 1892|
|Place of Birth||Wontergem, Belgium|
|Professional Career||1914 – 1929|
|Best Known For||Winning the 1926 Tour de France|
Born on September 11, 1892 in Wontert, Belgium, Lucien Buysse was a prominent Belgian road cyclist. In 1914, he began his riding career, but it was halted by World War I. After the war, Buysse resumed his job and immediately achieved recognition for his climbing skills.
Buysse competed in the Tour de France in 1926 and became an immediate contender for the overall victory. Buysse won the race by finishing over 17 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher. He won four stages of the race. He also won the Paris-Roubaix in 1924 and the Flèche Wallonne in 1926.
Buysse was renowned for his climbing abilities and aggressive riding style. He was also renowned for his perseverance and capacity to bear pain during races.
Buysse became a cycling instructor and journalist after quitting from cycling in 1929. He passed away in Ghent, Belgium, on January 3, 1980.
Best accomplishments of Lucien Buysse:
|1926||Winner of the Tour de France|
|1924||Winner of Paris-Roubaix|
|1926||Winner of Flèche Wallonne|
|1926||Winner of four stages of the Tour de France|
|1923||3rd place in the Tour de France|
|1925||3rd place in the Tour de France|
|1924||2nd place in the Tour of Flanders|