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5th Ronde van Vlaanderen 1921 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





Vermandel's Fast Finish

Defending champion Jules Van Hevel seemed desperate to repeat as Flanders champion. Van Hevel dominated the race throughout but could not shake Rene Vermandel in the closing kilometers. Vermandel used superior closing speed to beat Van Hevel by half-a-wheel.

Flanders March 13, 1921
262 Km, Gent to Gentbrugge (Velodrome)

1. Rene VERMANDEL (Bel) 9h56'00

2. Jules Van Hevel (Bel)

3. Louis Budts (Bel)

Starters: 90
Finishers: 32
Average Speed: 26.380 km/h


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