___Race Snippets


38th Ronde van Vlaanderen 1954 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





Impanis Excels!

Raymond Impanis (Bel) rode a brilliant race against a stellar field of riders. A small group escaped 25 km from the finish. Frenchmen Louison Bobet and Francois Mahe plotted to drop Impanis, but a well timed attack by the Belgian dropped Bobet. The impressive Impanis attacked in the closing loop of Wetteren and rode solo to the victory. Francois Mahe faded to second.

Flanders April 4, 1954
255 Km, Gent to Wetteren

1. Raymond IMPANIS (Bel) 7h33'00"

2. Francois Mahe (Fra)

3. Alfons Van Den Brande (Bel)

Starters: 230
Finishers: 38
Average Speed: 33.770 km/h



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