Historic Overview Lucien Buysse

Rider

Overall Rank326
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
Tour de France - stages 1923 (1), 1925 (2), 1926 (2)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1927 (1)
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Seasons

Lucien Buysse - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1910 Individual 26 230
2. 1913 Individual 159 108
3. 1914 Alcyon - Soly 92 123
4. 1919 Legnano - Pirelli 510 34
5. 1920 Individual 569 31
6. 1921 Bianchi - Dunlop 746 26
7. 1922 Bianchi - Salga 196 94
8. 1923 Automoto - Hutchinson 830 25
9. 1924 M. Buysse - Colonial 814 23
10. 1925 Automoto - Hutchinson 1457 14
11. 1926 Automoto - Hutchinson 2129 3
12. 1927 Automoto 499 44
13. 1928 Automoto 216 96
14. 1929 J.B. Louvet 210 111
15. 1930 Individual 301 92
16. 1933 Dossche Sport 0 836
Overall: 8754 326