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22nd World Championship Road Race 1955

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strong Belgian’s Shining Moment

The 1955 World Champion was contested under a very hot August sun in Frascati, Italy.  The race was 293 kms in length and saw strong Belgian Stan Ockers bridge a 10 minute gap to an elite breakaway containing Gaston Nencini (Ita), Raphael Geminiani (Fra), Miguel Poblet (Spa) and Jacques Anquetil (Fra).  Wasting little time he attacked and rode solo to the victory 1 minute and 3 seconds ahead of Jean-Pierre Schmitz for the victory.

WCRR August 28, 1955
293.13 Km [ Frascati, Italy ]

1. Stan Ockers (Bel) 8h43’33”

2. Jean-Pierre Schmitz (Lux) +1’03”

3. Germain Derijcke ( Bel) +1’15”

Starters: 65
Finishers: 20
Average Speed: 33.593 km/h

 

 

 

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