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14th World Championship Road Race 1947


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian













Powerful Dutchman Domiates

The 1947 World Championship Road Race was held in Reims , France . The race course was 35 laps of a flat 7.83km circuit.

Dutchman Theo Middelkamp, a WCRR podium finisher in 1936, drove the pace and used a timely attack to gain a 10 second victory. Belgian Albert Sercu won the field sprint ahead of Jef Janssen (Hol).


WCRR August 3, 1947
274 Km [ Reims, France ]

1. Theo MIDDELKAMP (Hol) 7h28'17

2. Albert Sercu (Bel) +10

3. Jef Janssen (Hol)

Starters: 31
Finishers: 7
Average Speed: 36.667 km/h




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