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Philippe Thys

1889 - 1971

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Philippe Thys (pronounced [fi.lip tis]; Dutch: Philippe Thijs; 8 October 1889 – 16 January 1971) was a Belgian cyclist and three times winner of the Tour de France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philippe Thys has received more than 55,900 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Philippe Thys is the 21st most popular cyclist (down from 16th in 2019), the 241st most popular biography from Belgium (down from 202nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Belgian Cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Philippe Thys ranks 21 out of 1,214Before him are Charly Gaul, Roger De Vlaeminck, Henri Cornet, Joop Zoetemelk, Federico Bahamontes, and Rik Van Steenbergen. After him are Hugo Koblet, Nicolas Frantz, Lucien Petit-Breton, Jan Janssen, Louis Trousselier, and Luis Ocaña.

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Among people born in 1889, Philippe Thys ranks 75Before him are Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, R. G. Collingwood, Pierre Reverdy, Léon Brillouin, Pavel Dybenko, and Frans Masereel. After him are John B. Kelly Sr., Erhard Raus, Kenwa Mabuni, Reşat Nuri Güntekin, Emil Brunner, and Mile Budak. Among people deceased in 1971, Philippe Thys ranks 60Before him are Helene Weigel, Van Heflin, Dean Acheson, J. D. Bernal, Dita Parlo, and Leslie White. After him are Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, Hermann Ehrhardt, Paul Lukas, Erich Abraham, and August Derleth.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Philippe Thys ranks 241 out of 1,019Before him are Wilfried Van Moer (1945), Rik Van Steenbergen (1924), Désiré-Joseph Mercier (1851), Johannes Ciconia (1370), Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (1728), and Frans Masereel (1889). After him are Robert Cailliau (1947), Romelu Lukaku (1993), Henry III, Duke of Brabant (1231), John of Ruusbroec (1293), Emile Vandervelde (1866), and Leo Tindemans (1922).

Among CYCLISTS In Belgium

Among cyclists born in Belgium, Philippe Thys ranks 5Before him are Eddy Merckx (1945), Rik Van Looy (1933), Roger De Vlaeminck (1947), and Rik Van Steenbergen (1924). After him are Lucien Van Impe (1946), Patrick Sercu (1944), Firmin Lambot (1886), Sylvère Maes (1909), Freddy Maertens (1952), Odile Defraye (1888), and Stan Ockers (1920).