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27th Ronde van Vlaanderen 1943 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





Achiel Buysse Makes History

Tour of Flanders champion in 1940 and 1941 Achiel Buysse made history in 1943, becoming the first three time champion. Driving a hard pace Buysse entered the velodrome in Gent with Albert Sercu and Camille Beeckman. Buysse dominated the sprint and took the victory.

Flanders April 19, 1943
215 Km, Gent to Gent (Velodrome Kulpke)

1. Achiel BUYSSE (Bel) 6h07'58"

2. Albert Sercu (Bel)

3. Camille Beeckman (Bel)

Starters: 127
Finishers: 37
Average Speed: 33.427 km/h



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