Marcel Buysse

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Marcel Buysse
Marcel Buysse 1913.jpg
Buysse at the 1913 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Marcel Buysse
Born (1889-11-11)11 November 1889
Wontergem, Belgium
Died 3 October 1939(1939-10-03) (aged 49)
Ghent, Belgium
Team information
Discipline Road/Track
Role Rider
Major wins
Tour of Flanders
6 Tour de France stages
Six Days of Ghent

Marcel Buysse (Wontergem, 11 November 1889- Ghent, 3 October 1939) was a Belgian racing cyclist.

After finishing fourth in the 1912 Tour de France, Buysse led the general classification for two days[1] until a broken handlebar cost him dearly. Despite winning six stages in the 1913 Tour de France, he could only finish in 3rd place, 3 hours, 30 minutes and 55 seconds behind Philippe Thys.[2]

He finished third in the 1919 Giro d'Italia.

Marcel was the brother of Jules Buysse and Tour de France-winner Lucien Buysse, and the father of cyclists Norbert Buysse and Albert Buysse.

Major results[edit]

1910
Moorslede
1912
Tour de France:
4th place overall classification
1913
Tour de France:
3rd place overall classification
Winner stages 4, 7, 11, 12, 14 and 15
Stage 3 Ronde van België
1914
Stage 1 Ronde van België
Tour of Flanders
1919
Giro d'Italia:
3rd place overall classification
1920
Six Days of Brussels (with Alfons Spiessens)
1921
Paris — Dinant
Arlon — Oostende
1922
Six Days of Ghent (with Oscar Egg)

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