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29th Ronde van Vlaanderen 1945 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





Aggressive Racing, but Grysolle Sneaks Away

SPECIAL NOTE: The 1945 race returned the finish line to the City of Wetteren.

Aggressive racing thinned the peloton to 23 riders as the race entered Wetteren for the finish. Wily veteran Sylvain Grysolle found a way to slip away from the breakaway group and rode solo for the final kilometers to gain a 15 second victory. The Tour of Flanders win was the biggest of Grysolle's career.

Flanders June 10, 1945
222 Km, Gent to Wetteren

1. Sylvain GRYSOLLE (Bel) 6h21'06"

2. Albert Sercu (Bel) +15"

3. Jozef Moerenhout (Bel)

Starters: 91
Finishers: 31
Average Speed: 34.961 km/h

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