___Race Snippets


3rd World Championship Road Race 1929


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian












Ronsse Repeats with Help from a Teammate

The 1929 World Championship Road Race was held in Zurich, Switzerland.

After nearly 200 km of racing two Belgian riders led a 5 rider breakaway into the streets of Zurich for a dazzling sprint finish. 1929 Tour of Flanders winner and Belgian teammate Jef Dervaes lead out the defending World Champion, Georges Ronsse for the victory. Nicolas Frantz (Lux) was second with Italian Campionissimo Alfredo Binda third.

WCRR August 16, 1929
200 Km [ Zurich, Switzerland ]

1. Georges RONSSE (Bel) 6h48'05

2. Nicolas Frantz (Lux)

3. Alfredo Binda (Ita)

Starters: 21
Finishers: 16
Average Speed: 29.405 km/h



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