Thursday, January 5, 2012

Marcel Buysse

Marcel Buysse 1913

Marcel Buysse (1889 - 1939) was one of three brothers who were Belgian Road Racers. He and his  brothers Jules Buysse and Lucien Buysse all raced the Tour de France. Marcel's brother Lucien Buysse was the winner of the 1926 Tour de France. Two of his sons, Norbet and Albert Buysse, were also racing cyclists. 

While competing in the 1912 Tour de France, Marcel Buysse was the led rider for two days until he had the misfortune of breaking a handlebar. He won six stages of the 1913 Tour and finished in 3rd place. 

In the 1919 edition of the Giro d'Italia, Marcel, finished in 3rd place in the general classification.

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