Hector Heusghem

Hector Heusghem
Personal information
Full name Hector Heusghem
Born (1890-02-15)15 February 1890
Ransart, Belgium
Died 29 March 1982(1982-03-29) (aged 92)
Montignies-le-Tilleul, Belgium
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
3 stages Tour de France
Infobox last updated on
9 June 2008

Hector Heusghem (Ransart, 15 February 1890 Montignies-le-Tilleul, 29 March 1982) was a Belgian cyclist who finished second in the 1920 and 1921 Tour de France. He also won three stages, in 1920 at Aix-en-Provence and Grenoble, in 1921 in Luchon.

In 1922, Heusghem took over the yellow jersey with just three stages to go but on the next day fell foul of the rules. Having broken his frame, he swapped bicycles without permission and received a one-hour penalty that relegated him to fourth and handing the tour to Firmin Lambot.

Hector Heusghem was brother of cyclists Pierre-Joseph Heusghem and Louis Heusghem.

Major results

Tour de France:
Winner stages 8 and 10
2nd place overall classification
Tour de France:
Winner stage 6
2nd place overall classification
Tour de France:
4th place overall classification
Wearing yellow jersey for one day

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