|Emile Masson, Jr|
Emile Masson, Jr (1915 - 2011) was a Belgian professional road bicycle racer. He was born in Hollogne-aux-Pierres, the son of former professional cyclist Emile Masson, Sr. In 1938 he won Fleche Wallone and a stage of the Tour de France. He is most famous for his 1939 win of Paris-Roubaix.
Masson, Jr. raced professionally from 1937 to 1939 and from 1945 to 1951. Four years of his racing career was lost due to service during World War II.
After the war, he returned to racing his bike, winning Bordeaux-Paris in 1946. This race is famous for being about 560km (approximately 348 miles) long and requiring some 14 hours to ride.
Emile Masson, Jr. also won the Belgain National Championship title in 1946 and 1947.