Monday, September 22, 2014

Omer Huyse

Omer Huyse (1898-1989) was a Belgium professional road cyclist. He raced as a professional during the years 1923 through 1930. 

Huyse is known for winning the fifth stage of the 1924 edition of the Tour de France. The cyclist were divided into three different categories during the 1924 tour; first class for top cyclists, second class for lesser cyclists, and the touriste-routier class for semi-amateur cyclist. Omer Huyse was in the second class of cyclist. This made his stage win even more impressive. He never won another stage of the Tour de France, but did finish in ninth place in 1924 and seventh place in the general classification in 1925. 

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