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16th World Championship Road Race 1949


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian













Van Steenbergen's First World Championship

The 1949 World Championship Road Race was held in Copenhagen, Denmark . The 290 km race course featured 33 laps of a 8.787 km circuit. The 35 rider start list included the top stars of the times.

Belgian Rik Van Steenbergen sprinted to the victory in front of Ferdi Kubler and Fausto Coppi.

WCRR August 21, 1949
290 Km [ Copenhagen , Denmark ]

1. Rik VAN STEENBERGEN (Bel) 7h34'44

2. Ferdi Kubler (Sui)

3. Fausto Coppi (Ita)

Starters: 35
Finishers: 22
Average Speed: 38.013 km/h




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