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Lucien Buysse on his way to victory in the longest ever Tour de France (5745 km / 3570 miles) in 1926. Buysse arrived in Paris as the champion despite suffering the loss of his daughter during the race. Tubulars wrapped around the body and a food bag over the shoulder. Various tools and a pump carried at all times. This was one tough race.
Wow, rides were so much different back then. Riders needed such great personal and group strength, with less importance on team support. The guys of the old days make the new guys look pampered.
Buysse sounds like a legend. I wish there was footage around so we could watch it!