Léon Houa

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Léon Houa

Léon Houa (born November 8, 1867 in Liège , † January 31, 1918 in Bressoux ) was a Belgian cyclist and car racer


His greatest successes include the three victories in the Liège – Bastogne – Liège cycling race in the years 1892–1894, with the 1892 and 1893 events still being amateur races. In addition, he was once a Belgian road champion for the amateurs (1893) and the professionals (1894). From 1894 to 1896, Houa had a professional contract.

Even without a professional contract, Léon Houa continued to cycle, including a spectacular duel with a horse from Buffalo Bill in the Liège “Boveripark”. Otherwise he discovered his passion for cars. From 1912 he was a works driver for Renault and had a fatal accident in 1918 at the "Ronde van België" car rally.


  • Peter Higham: The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing. A complete Reference from Formula 1 to Touring Car. Guinness Publishing Ltd., London 1995, ISBN 0-85112-642-1 .

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Herman LAITEM, Jozef Hamels: De Tricolore Trui. 1882-2007. 125 Jaar Belgian Campaign Schappen. Pinguin Productions et al., Balegem et al. 2008, ISBN 978-90-73322-21-9 , p. 22f.