59th Giro di Lombardia 1965 (Italy)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian




The 59th edition of the Giro di Lombardia was held on October 16, 1965.

Great Britain’s Tommy Simpson came to Lombardia with unfinished business. He finished 10th (+1’49”) in 1963 and 21st (+8’50”) in 1964. After winning the World Road Championship a month earlier Simpson used his superior fitness to ride away from an elite 6-rider group to gain the Lombardia victory.

World Champion Tom Simpson wins Lombardia 1965 by over 3 minutes

GdL October 16, 1965
266 Km, Milan-Como

1. Tom SIMPSON (GBr) 6h47'00"

2. Gerben Karstens (Ned) +3'11"
3. Jean Stablinski (Fra)
Starters: 116
Finishers: 37
Average Speed: 39.213 km/h


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