___Race Snippets


12th Ronde van Vlaanderen 1928 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





Big Victory for Mertens

Talented Belgian Jan Mertens, a 1927 stage winner in the Tour of Belgium, held off August Mortelmans and Louis Delannoy for the biggest victory of his career.

SPECIAL NOTE: The 1928 edition of Flanders included the first ascent of the Kruisberg. (Total bergs 3)

SPECIAL NOTE: For the first time Flanders organizers eliminated velodrome finishes in favor of the streets of Wetteren (City southeast of Gent).

Flanders March 25, 1928
225 Km, Gent to Wetteren

1. Jan MERTENS (Bel) 6h55'00

2. August Mortelmans (Bel)

3. Louis Delannoy (Bel)

Starters: 41
Finishers: 24
Average Speed: 32.530 km/h



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