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5th World Championship Road Race 1931

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powerful ‘Locomotive'

The 1931 World Championship Road Race was held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The race in 1931 was a unique World Championships. Italian dominance of the World Championship Road Race gave rise to numerous complaints that the Squadra Azzurra was working as a team (a practice frowned upon in the 1920’s and 30’s) in an individual’s race.  The UCI had the race contested as an individual time trial with riders sent off every 2 minutes. Italian Learco “the Human Locomotive” Guerro after finishing second in 1930 covered the 170 km course in 4h53'43" to win the 1931 Championship.

WCRR August 26, 1931
170 Km ITT [ Copenhagen, Denmark ]

1. Learco GUERRO (Ita) 4h53'43”

2. Ferdinand Le Drogo (Fra) +4'37”

3. Albert Buchi (Sui) +4'48”

Starters: 17
Finishers: 13
Average Speed: 34.727 km/h

 

 

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