Historic Overview Lucien Buysse

Rider

Overall Rank291
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)
Tour de Belgique - stages 1921 (1)
More results

Seasons

Lucien Buysse - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1910 Individual 26 244
2. 1912 Individual 8 395
3. 1913 Individual 160 113
4. 1914 Alcyon - Soly 341 60
5. 1919 Bianchi - Pirelli 522 34
6. 1920 Individual 713 24
7. 1921 Bianchi - Dunlop 906 23
8. 1922 Bianchi - Salga 198 95
9. 1923 M. Buysse - Colonial 836 26
10. 1924 M. Buysse - Colonial 819 23
11. 1925 Automoto - Hutchinson 1467 14
12. 1926 Automoto - Hutchinson 2129 3
13. 1927 Automoto 493 46
14. 1928 Automoto 218 98
15. 1929 J.B. Louvet 211 116
16. 1930 Individual 297 93
17. 1931 Individual 0 834
18. 1932 Individual 0 841
19. 1933 Dossche Sport 0 840
Overall: 9344 291