___Race Snippets


35th Ronde van Vlaanderen 1951 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





Italian “Lion of Flanders ” Dominates

Two time defending champion Fiorenzo Magni again sat on the front of the peloton all day. The powerful Italian “Lion of Flanders” rode away from a dwindling peloton to claim his third Tour of Flanders victory. Great Belgian star Rik Van Steenbergen was 12 minutes behind in 6th place.

Flanders April 1, 1951
273 Km, Gent to Wetteren

1. Fiorenzo MAGNI (Ita) 8h15'00"

2. Bernard Gauthier (Fra)

3. Attilio Redolfi (Fra)

Starters: 196
Finishers: 30
Average Speed: 35.510 km/h



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