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33rd Ronde van Vlaanderen 1949 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





First Italian Winner of Flanders

Powerful Italian Fiorenzo Magni beat Valere Ollivier and Flanderian Briek Schotte for the prestigious Tour of Flanders victory in 1949.

Flanders April 10, 1949
268 Km, Gent to Wetteren

1. Fiorenzo MAGNI (Ita) 7h21'00"

2. Valere Ollivier (Bel)

3. Briek Schotte (Bel)

Starters: 225
Finishers: 52
Average Speed: 36.461 km/h

RVV 1948

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