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30th Ronde van Vlaanderen 1946 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





The New “Lion of Flanders”

The organizers return the Tour of Flanders to an April date in 1946.

Rik Van Steenbergen's aggressive, attacking style dominated a 3 rider breakaway. At the finish line in Wetteren Van Steenbergen had little trouble powering away for his second Tour of Flanders victory.

Flanders April 14, 1946
242 Km, Gent to Wetteren

1. Rik VAN STEENBERGEN (Bel) 6h51'00"

2. Louis Thietard (Fra) +1'10"

3. Briek Schotte (Bel)

Starters: 210
Finishers: 37
Average Speed: 35.912 km/h



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