Lucien Buysee

Date of BirthSeptember 11, 1892
Place of BirthWontergem, Belgium
DisciplineRoad cycling
Professional Career1914 – 1929
Best Known ForWinning 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:

1926Winner of the Tour de France
1924Winner of Paris-Roubaix
1926Winner of Flèche Wallonne
1926Winner of four stages of the Tour de France
19233rd place in the Tour de France
19253rd place in the Tour de France
19242nd place in the Tour of Flanders

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