A belated happy birthday to Charles Crupelandt, who was born on October 23, 1886, and died on February 18, 1955.
The French rider is best remembered as a two-time winner of the prestigious Paris-Roubaix Classic, for which he won in 1912 ahead of fellow countrymen Gustave Garrigou and Maurice Leturgie, and in 1914 ahead of Louis Luguet of France and Louis Mottiat of Belgium.
In addition, Crupelandt was 3rd in the 1913 Paris-Roubaix Classic behind Francois Faber of Luxembourg and Charles Deruyter of Belgium, while winning the Paris-Tours Classic that same year.
Additionally, Crupelandt won a handful of stages during the Tour de France between 1910-1914, and won France’s National Road Race Championship in 1914.
Joyeux anniversarie Charles!
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