___Race Snippets


41st Ronde van Vlaanderen 1957 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





De Bruyne's Revenge

A small breakaway group formed just before the Muur de Grammont. The group began to shatter under the pressure of Fred De Bruyne. Rik Van Looy hit the pavement trying to stay with the leaders. Van Looy chased but failed to reconnect. De Bruyne made no mistake this year and unleashed a brilliant sprint to gain the prestigious victory.

Flanders March 31, 1957
240 Km, Gent to Wetteren

1. Alfred DE BRUYNE (Bel) 5h58'00"

2. Jozef Planckaert (Bel)

3. Norbert Kerkhove (Bel)

Starters: 174
Finishers: 85
Average Speed: 40.222 km/h



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