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28th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1938 (Belgium)

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

Deloor beats the Black Eagle

The prestige of Liege-Bastogne-Liege continued to grow. A growing number of great Belgian champions came to Liege in 1938. Marcel "Black Eagle" Kint, Felicien Vervaecke, Sylvan Maes, Gustave Deloor, and Romain Maes were prominent on the start list.

Alfons Deloor racing with his younger brother Gustave, the 1935 Vuelta a Espana champion and runner-up in L-B-L 1938, missed the 11 rider, Marcel Kint led breakaway group. After a furious chase the elder Deloor caught the leaders and launched a race winning sprint for the 1938 Liege-Bastogne-Liege victory.

L-B-L May 11, 1938
211 Km

1. Alfons DELOOR (Bel) 5h41'41"

2. Marcel Kint (Bel)

3. Felicien Vervaecke (Bel)

Starters: 105
Finishers: 50
Average Speed: 37.050 km/h

L-B-L 1937

L-B-L 1939

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