Historic Overview Lucien Buysse

Rider

Overall Rank308
NameLucien BUYSSE
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth11-Sep-1892 - Wontergem (Oost Vlaanderen)
Date of death03-Jan-1980 - Deinze (Oost Vlaanderen)
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Biography

Lucien Buysse

Lucien Buysse (French pronunciation: ​[ly.sjɛ̃ bɥisə]; 11 September 1892 – 3 January 1980) was a Belgian cyclist and a champion of the Tour de France.

Born in Wontergem, Buysse began racing professionally in 1914, when he entered the Tour de France but did not finish. He resumed his career after World War I, entering but abandoning the Tour again in 1919 but placing third in the Paris–Roubaix classic in 1920. In 1923 he completed the Tour de France and finished in eighth place. In the 1924 and 1925 Tours, he rode with the Italian Automoto team led by Ottavio Bottecchia, where he was perhaps the first domestique in the history of the Tour. He placed third in 1924 and second in 1925.

The 1926 Tour was the longest in its history (5,745 km), with 17 stages averaging 338 km. Buysse, racing with his two brothers Jules and Michel, took the yellow jersey from Gustave Van Slembrouck on stage 10 by attacking during a furious storm on the Col d'Aspin in the Pyrenees. He gained almost an hour during the stage over his team leader Bottecchia who then abandoned. Buysse arrived in Paris as the champion despite suffering the loss of his daughter during the race.

Buysse won a total of five stages of the Tour during his career: one in 1923; two in 1925 and two in 1926.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Tour de France 1926
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1927 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1923 (1), 1925 (2), 1926 (2)

Seasons

Lucien Buysse - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1910 Individual 27 220
2. 1913 Individual 165 100
3. 1914 Alcyon - Soly 95 117
4. 1919 Legnano - Pirelli 384 39
5. 1920 Individual 590 31
6. 1921 Bianchi - Dunlop 773 26
7. 1922 Bianchi - Salga 204 88
8. 1923 Automoto - Hutchinson 861 24
9. 1924 M. Buysse - Colonial 844 20
10. 1925 Automoto - Hutchinson 1512 13
11. 1926 Automoto - Hutchinson 2355 3
12. 1927 Automoto 513 43
13. 1928 Automoto 216 95
14. 1929 J.B. Louvet 85 206
15. 1930 Individual 304 86
16. 1933 Dossche Sport 0 815
Overall: 8928 308