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15th Ronde van Vlaanderen 1931 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





Gijssels Grand Victory

The 15th edition of Tour of Flanders raced 227 km from Gent to Wetteren.

The six rider breakaway rode onto the streets of Wetteren to contest the sprint. Dutchman Cesar Bogaert committed a mistake by leading out the sprint for an advertising banner not the finish line banner. Taking advantage of the mistake Romain Gijssels sprinted past the tiring Bogaert to earn the victory.

Flanders March 22, 1931
227 Km, Gent to Wetteren

1. Romain GIJSSELS (Bel) 6h51'58

2. Cesar Bogaert (Ned)

3. Jean Aerts (Bel)

Starters: 116
Finishers: 49
Average Speed: 33.060 km/h

RVV 1930

RVV 1932

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