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7th Ronde van Vlaanderen 1923 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

 

 

1st Foreigner to Win Flanders

It was the spring of 1923 and the Tour of Flanders excitement was beginning to mount. The start list included the top riders from all over Europe. Swiss rider Heiri Suter stole the spotlight when Belgian sprinter Charles Deruyter punctured in mid-sprint. Suter became the first foreign rider to win the prestigious Tour of Flanders.

SPECAIL NOTE: Heiri Suter became the first rider to score a Flanders/Paris-Roubaix Double in the same year.

Flanders March 18, 1923
243 Km Gent to Gentbrugge (Velodrome)

1. Heiri SUTER (Sui) 9h16'15

2. Charles Deruyter (Bel)

3. Albert De Jonghe (Bel)

Starters: 86
Finishers: 43
Average Speed: 26.210 km/h

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