Léon Scieur

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Scieur at the Tour de France 1921

Léon Scieur (born March 19, 1888 in Florennes ; † October 7, 1969 there ) was a Belgian cyclist .


Scieur began his professional career in 1913, at the Tour de Belgique he was able to win the seventh stage and take fourth place overall. The following year he was fifth in the Tour of Belgium and fourteenth in the Tour de France. Because of the First World War, he was only able to continue his career in 1919.

In 1919 he finished fourth in the Tour de France, where he was once second and four times third in individual stages. In 1920 Scieur won the spring classic Liège – Bastogne – Liège . At the Tour de France he won the eleventh stage, finished third in two stages and finished fourth in the overall standings as in the previous year.

In spring 1921 Scieur finished third in the Paris – Roubaix race . Scieur celebrated his greatest success by winning the Tour de France in 1921 . He already took the lead in the overall standings on the second stage and defended it to the finish in Paris. On this tour he was also able to win two stages, two times he was second and four times third.

In the following three years Scieur gave up at the Tour de France. In 1922 he achieved his best placement at the Belgian national championship with fifth place. In 1923 he was third in the Champagne Tour and fifth in Liège – Bastogne – Liège. In 1925 Scieur took 15th place in the autumn classic Paris-Tours. Then he ended his professional career.


Classifications in the Tour de France

  • 1913 : abandoned
  • 1914 : 14th place
  • 1919 : 4th place
  • 1920 : 4th place (1 stage win)
  • 1921 : 1st place (2 stage wins)
  • 1922 : abandoned
  • 1923 : abandoned
  • 1924 : abandoned


  • Pascal Sergent, Guy Crasset, Hervé Dauchy: Mondial Encyclopedie Cyclisme. Volume 3 PZ published in 2000 by the UCI ISBN 90-74128-74-2

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