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29th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1939 (Belgium)

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1939

War in Europe seem certain as riders lined up for the 1939 Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Albert Ritserveldt rode away from the peloton to take the 1939 L-B-L victory.

Two Months after the L-B-L finished World War 2 broke out in Eastern Europe. L-B-L was suspended during the early 1940's. It returned tenatively in 1943 before being suspended again in 1944. L-B-L's return full time to the racing calender in 1945.

L-B-L May 14, 1939
211 Km

1. Albert RITSERVELDT (Bel) 5h39'00"

2. Cyrille Van Overberghe (Bel) +34"

3. Edward Vissers (Bel) +59"

Starters: 83
Finishers: 50
Average Speed: 37.350 km/h

L-B-L 1938

L-B-L 1943

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