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18th Ronde van Vlaanderen 1934 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





Rebry Powers to Victory

Belgian Gaston Rebry's storied career added another chapter in 1934. A strong field of 160 riders left Gent under rain and cold temperature. Battling a headwind in Brugge, race favorite Louis Hardiquest and Jan Deman crashed heavily and abandoned. An eight rider breakaway formed in a strong crosswind. One by one Rebry dropped his breakaway companions, only Frans Vervaecke could stay on Rebry's wheel. Into Wetteren Rebry's power was too much and Vervaecke was dropped. Gaston Rebry rode solo to the finish for the prestigious victory.

Special Note: With the Flanders victory Gaston Rebry continued his powerful riding completing a prestigous Paris-Roubaix / Flanders double.

Flanders April 18, 1934
239 Km, Gent to Wetteren

1. Gaston REBRY (Bel) 7h12'18

2. Alfons Schepers (Bel)

3. Felicien Vervaecke (Bel)

Starters: 160
Finishers: 48
Average Speed: 33.170 km/h



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