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16th Ronde van Vlaanderen 1932 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





Gijssels Best of a Stellar Field of Racers

Defending Tour of Flanders champion Romain Gijssels beat a very strong field of riders for a repeat victory in 1932. The field included Jef Demuysere, two time World Road Race champion Georges Ronsse, 1930 Flanders winner Frans Bonduel, Alfons Deloor, and a young Gustaaf Deloor (the future Vuelta a Espana champion in 1935).

Gijssels danced across the cobbles and flew up all 4 bergs to win his second Tour of Flanders in a row.

SPECIAL NOTE: In 1932 the popularity of the race began to escalate. The race experienced an Increased numbers of spectators along the race course. Traffic jams were huge behind the race as fans followed the race in cars on motorbike and bicycles. The organizers would have to re-think the number of follow vehicles allowed.

SPECAIL NOTE: Two weeks after his Flanders victory in 1932 Gijssels capped a very strong spring schedule with a victory at Paris-Roubaix and earned a difficult Flanders/Paris-Roubaix Double victory.

Flanders March 13, 1932
227 Km, Gent to Wetteren

1. Romain GIJSSELS (Bel) 6h59'35

2. Alfons Deloor (Bel) +3'15"

3. Alfred Haemerlinck (Bel) +4'30"

Starters: 120
Finishers: 44
Average Speed: 32.510 km/h

RVV 1931

RVV 1933

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