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33rd Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1947 (Belgium)

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1947

The prestige of Liege-Bastogne-Liege continued to grow in 1947. A record 168 elite rider came to the start line in Liege. 1943 L-B-L winner Richard Depoorter rode away from very talented neo-pro Raymond Impanis in the final km to earn the L-B-L victory.

L-B-L April 20, 1947
218 Km

1. Richard DEPOORTER (Bel) 6h28'00”

2. Raymond Impanis (Bel) +4"

3. Florent Mathieu (Bel)

Starters: 168
Finishers: 50
Average Speed: 33.712 km/h

L-B-L 1946

L-B-L 1948

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