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Francois Faber
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Athlete
    (January 26, 1887-May 9, 1915)
    Born and died in France
    Represented Luxembourg
    Winner of the 1909 Tour de France
    He is known more for his wacky death than his cycling feat.
    He joined the French Foreign Legion during World War I.
    On May 9, 1915, while in a trench, he received a telegram stating his wife had given birth to a daughter.
    Faber jumped for joy at the news.
    A German sniper spotted his cheering and shot him dead.
    In 1909, he was the first non-French winner of the Tour de France.
    He won 5 consecutive stages of the tour, a record which has yet to be broken.
    Luxembourg holds a bicycle race in his honor.
    He was a proud father, if only for a moment.

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