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32nd Ronde van Vlaanderen 1948 / Tour of Flanders (Belgium)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian





Iron Briek's Second Ronde

SPECIAL NOTE: The race organizers, looking for a way to increase the importance of the race, entered the inaugural Challenge Desgrange-Colombo. Flanders joined Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, Milan-San Remo, Paris-Roubaix, La Flèche Wallonne, Paris-Brussels, Paris-Tours and the Giro di Lombardia in the 'year-long' competition.

A 25 rider peloton enter the finishing City of Wetteren. 1942 Tour of Flanders champion Briek Schotte out sprinted Albert Ramon and Marcel Rijckaert for the victory.

Flanders April 18, 1948
257 Km, Gent to Wetteren

1. Briek SCHOTTE (Bel) 6h43'00"

2. Albert Ramon (Bel)

3. Marcel Rijckaert (Bel)

Starters: 265
Finishers: 85
Average Speed: 38.263 km/h

RVV 1947

RVV 1949

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