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52nd Ronde van Vlaanderen 1968 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

 

 

 

Fireworks on the MUUR!

“Fireworks” usually happen of the Muur de Grammont.  This year was no exception.  Ward Sels, Raymond Poulidor, and Eddy Merckx broke away over the Muur, but the presents of Merckx set off alarms and the peloton’s chase was hard.  The elites re-grouped at the front. 

Numerous attacks kept the pace high as the group flew into the finish in Merelbeke.  The sprint opened up early with the elites of the race jockeying for position.  Walter Godefroot came around German sprinter Rudi Altig and Dutchman Jan Janssen for the victory.

Flanders March 30, 1968
249 Km, Gent to Merelbeke

1. Walter GODEFROOT (Bel) 5h52'00"

2. Rudi Altig (Ger)

3. Jan Janssen (Hol)

Starters: 175
Finishers: 82
Average Speed: 42.442 km/h

 

 

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