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11th World Championship Road Race 1937


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian











Belgian Sprinter Rockets to the Victory

The 1937 World Championship Road Race was held in Copenhagen , Denmark. The race course is 35 laps of the 8.5 km flat circuit. Five riders attacked from the start and escaped the peloton. Winner of the 1937 Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic Elio Meulenberg executed a brilliant sprint to win in front of German Emil Kijewski and Suisse rider Paul Egli. 1933 World Champion Georges Speicher finished in 5th place.

WCRR August 23, 1937
297.5 Km [ Copenhagen, Denmark ]

1. Elio MEULENBERG (Bel) 7h59'48

2. Emil Kijewski (Ger)

3. Paul Egli (Sui)

Starters: 34
Finishers: 8
Average Speed: 37.203 km/h

WCRR 1936

WCRR 1938

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