___Race Snippets


48th Ronde van Vlaanderen 1964 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce CyclingRevealed Historian






Altig Unstoppable

Along the North Sea German Rudi Altig used a very strong headwind with 60 km to go to breakaway from an elite field. Riding solo Altig extended his lead to over 4 minutes. He crossed the finish line 4'05 ahead of the chasers to gain the prestigious victory.

SPECIAL NOTE: Again this year a new average speed record was set at 41.228 km/h.

SPECIAL NOTE: After a 2 year stint Gentbrugge was replaced by Merelbeke, another suburb of Gent.

Flanders April 5, 1964
236 Km, Gent to Merelbeke

1. Rudi ALTIG (Ger) 5h43'27"

2. Benoni Beheyt (Bel) +4'05"

3. Jo De Roo (Hol)

Starters: 119
Finishers: 51
Average Speed: 41.228 km/h



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