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6th World Championship Road Race 1932


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian













Binda Takes Rome by Storm

The 1932 World Championship Road Race was held in Rome, Italy. The format of the race returned to a mass start event. The race was run over 3 laps of a 68.7 km circuit with the difficult climb of the La Rocca di Papa every lap.

Two time World Champion Alfredo Binda broke away with Italian teammate Remo Bertoni midway through the race. Binda sprinted past Bertoni and won his 3rd World Road Race Championship. The talented Nicolas Frantz (Lux) soloed in for 3rd place 4'52 behind Binda.

SPECIAL NOTE: Binda never actually crossed the finish line in Rome because he was mobbed by overzealous fans several meters from the finish.

WCRR August 31, 1932
206.1 Km [ Rome, Italy ]

1. Alfredo BINDA (Ita) 7h01'28

2. Remo Bertoni (Ita) +15

3. Nicolas Frantz (Lux) +4'52

Starters: 21
Finishers: 17
Average Speed: 29.339 km/h

WCRR 1931

WCRR 1933

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