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38th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1952 (Belgium)

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1952

Achiving the Ardennes Double (a victory in both the Fleche Wallone and Liege-Bastogne-Liege) in 1951 wasn't enough for Swiss champion Ferdinand 'Ferdi' Kübler. He returned in 1952 to claim the Ardennes 'weekend' Double title AGAIN!!!



Not only was Kubler the first rider to claim the Ardennes Double, he is the only rider to claim two Ardennes Doubles. Kübler’s grand accomplishment was not that he did it twice but he did it back-to-back.

L-B-L May 11, 1952
229 Km

1. Ferdi KUBLER (Sui) 6h28'08" *

2. Henri Van Kerckhove (Bel)

3. Jean Robic (Fra) +15"

Starters: 132
Finishers: 55
Average Speed: 35.402 km/h

Fleche Wallone May 10, 1952
220 Km [ Charleroi to Liege ]

1. Ferdi KUBLER (Sui) 5h59'59" *

2. Stan Ockers (Bel)

3. Roger Impanis (Bel)

Starters: 111
Finishers: 47
Average Speed: 36.670 km/h

L-B-L 1951

L-B-L 1953

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