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10th World Championship Road Race 1936


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian













Frenchman Attacks from the Gun!

The 1936 World Championship Road Race was held at the Bremgarten Auto-track in Berne , Switzerland . The race course is 30 laps of the 7.28 km circuit. The UCI expanded the team rosters to allow 4 rides per country.

Weather conditions played a factor in the race. Antonin Magne disregarded the heavy rain and wind and attacked early in the race. Slowly he dispatched his 2 breakaway companions and completed the race 9'27 ahead of second placed Aldo Bini.

WCRR September 6, 1936
218.4 Km [ Berne, Switzerland ]

1. Antonin MAGNE (Fra) 5h53'32

2. Aldo Bini (Ita) +9'27

3. Theo Middelkamp (Hol)

Starters: 39
Finishers: 9
Average Speed: 36.997 km/h




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