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2nd World Championship Road Race 1928


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian









Ronsse's Power and a Cow in the Road

The second edition of the World Championship Road Race was held in Budapest, Hungary on August 16, 1928. The Championship race covered 191.7 km and was contested by a very small field of only 16 riders.

22 year old Belgian Georges Ronsse, winner of the 1925 Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the 1926 Paris-Roubaix, broke away from the small peloton early with his teammate Jules Van Hevel. The two Belgians opened a large gap when Van Hevel inadvertently hit a cow in the road and crashed heavily. Van Hevel abandoned the race.

Ronsse rode solo back into Budapest to win the 1928 World Road Race Championships.

WCRR August 16, 1928
191.7 Km [ Budapest, Hungary ]

1. Georges RONSSE (Bel) 6h20'10

2. Herbert Nebe (Ger) +19'43

3. Bruno Wolke (Ger)

Starters: 16
Finishers: 8
Average Speed: 30.255 km/h

WCRR 1927

WCRR 1929

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