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1st World Championship Road Race 1927


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian













Alfredo Binda!

The first edition of the World Championship Road Race was held in Adenau, Germany at Nürburgring on July 21, 1927. The Championship covered 182.5 km by 55 riders (22 professional and 33 amateurs) with an all Italian podium.

1927 Giro d'Italia winner Alfredo Binda broke away from Italian teammates Costante Girardengo and Domenico Piemontesi to become the first World Road Race Champion.

WCRR July 21, 1927
182.5 Km [ Adenau, Germany (Nurbergring) ]

1. Alfredo BINDA (Ita) 6h37'29

2. Costante Girardengo (Ita) +7'16

3. Domenico Piemontesi (Ita) +10'51

Starters: 55
Finishers: 28
Average Speed: 27.545 km/h

WCRR 1928

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