2nd Milan-San Remo 1908 (Italy)

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

 

Milan and the Lion of Flanders

Belgian riders have always been known for their strength and toughness. Cyrille Van Hauwaert (Bel) after riding his bicycle from Belgium to the start in Milan won the 1908 Milan-San Remo Classic.

Cyrille Van Hauwaert raced Paris to Milan on his way to the start! Van Hauwaert known as the Lion of Flanders asserted himself under snowy conditions and arrived in San Remo with more than three minutes advantage.

M-SR April 5, 1908
283.4 Km

1. Cyrille VAN HAUWAERT (Bel) 11h33'00"

2. Luigi Ganna (Ita) +3'30"
3. Andre Pottier (Fra) +6'25"
Starters: 48
Finishers: 14
Average Speed: 24.547 km/h

 

 

 

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