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xx 37th Ronde van Vlaanderen 1953 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

 

 

The Dutchman

Holland 's Wim Van Est rode an inspired race to become the first Dutchman to win the prestigious Tour of Flanders.

Flanders April 5, 1953
258 Km, Gent to Wetteren

1. Wim VAN EST (Hol) 7h19'00"

2. Desire Keteleer (Bel)

3. Bernard Gauthier (Fra)

Starters: 213
Finishers: 44
Average Speed: 34.581 km/h

 

 

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