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4th World Championship Road Race 1930

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Binda's Revenge

The 1930 World Championship Road Race was held in Liege, Belgium. Huge crowds lined the streets around the race circuit to see powerful Belgian and two time defending World Champion (1928, 1929) George Ronsse take on Italy's Campionissimo Alfredo Binda.

The previous year's World Championship saw Ronsse out sprint Binda and Nicolas Frantz (Lux) for the victory. Binda came to Belgium to seek revenge for 1929.

Binda got his revenge and beat Georges Ronsse to win his second World Road Race Championship.

Special Note: Alfredo Binda was so powerful in 1930 the organizers of the Giro d'Italia feared complacency for thier race's image and paid him not to compete.

WCRR August 30, 1930
210 Km [ Liege, Belgium ]

1. Alfredo BINDA (Ita) 7h30'45

2. Learco Guerro (Ita)

3. Georges Ronsse (Bel)

Starters: 26
Finishers: 17
Average Speed: 27.953 km/h

 

 

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