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  Francois Faber    

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Francois Faber was born on January 26, 1887. He died on May 9, 1915.

Faber was the first rider from Luxembourg to win the Tour de France and two of cycling's five monuments.

Faber won the 1909 Tour de France in front of Gustave Garrigou and Jean Alavoine of France.

Faber was 2nd in the 1908 Tour de France behind Lucien Petit-Breton of France.

Faber was also 2nd in the 1910 Tour de France behind Octave Lapize of France.

In the one-day races, Faber won the 1913 Paris-Roubaix Classic in front of Charles Deruyter of Belgium and Charles Crupelandt of France.

Faber was also 3rd in the 1908 Paris-Roubaix Classic behind Cyrille Van Hauwaert of Belgium and Georges Lorgeou of France.

In addition, Faber won the Tour of Lombardy Classic in 1908.

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