Julien Delbecque

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Julien Delbecque after his victory at Paris-Roubaix in 1926

Julien Delbecque (born September 1, 1903 in Harelbeke , † October 22, 1977 in Kortrijk ) was a Belgian cyclist .

Julien Delbecque was a professional cyclist from 1924 to 1933. The greatest successes of his career were victories in two cycling classics : in 1925 he won the Tour of Flanders and in 1926 Paris – Roubaix . He also won the Circuit de Champagne in 1926 , finished third in Brussels-Paris and second in Bordeaux-Paris . Twice, in 1926 and 1927, he was Belgian runner-up in road racing . In 1928 he took second place in the Tour of Belgium and third place in Rund um Köln .

Once, in 1929 , Delbecque started the Tour de France , but gave up after the 14th stage. He also took part in five six-day races, in which he finished two third places in 1924. His nickname was Potter (Miser) because he was considered extremely economical.

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