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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 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.

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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