Historic Overview Lucien Buysse

Rider

Overall Rank312
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

Badges

5

Major Victories

Tour de France 1926
Tour de France - stages 1923 (1), 1925 (2), 1926 (2)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1927 (1)
Tour de Belgique - stages 1921 (1)
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Seasons

Lucien Buysse - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1910 Individual 26 274
2. 1912 Individual 8 453
3. 1913 Individual 161 124
4. 1914 Alcyon - Soly 344 61
5. 1919 Bianchi - Pirelli 587 32
6. 1920 Individual 718 25
7. 1921 Bianchi - Dunlop 913 24
8. 1922 Bianchi - Salga 199 102
9. 1923 M. Buysse - Colonial 843 27
10. 1924 M. Buysse - Colonial 826 24
11. 1925 Automoto - Hutchinson 1479 14
12. 1926 Automoto - Hutchinson 2129 4
13. 1927 Automoto 513 47
14. 1928 Automoto 225 100
15. 1929 J.B. Louvet 215 117
16. 1930 Individual 308 94
17. 1931 Individual 0 914
18. 1932 Individual 0 888
19. 1933 Dossche Sport 0 912
Overall: 9494 312