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11th World Championship Road Race 1937


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian











Belgian Sprinter Rockets to the Victory

The 1937 World Championship Road Race was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The race course is 35 laps of the 8.5 km flat circuit.

Five riders attacked from the start and escaped the peloton. Winner of the 1937 Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic Elio Meulenberg executed a brilliant sprint to win in front of German Emil Kijewski and Suisse rider Paul Egli. 1933 World Champion Georges Speicher finished in 5th place.

WCRR August 23, 1937
297.5 Km [ Copenhagen, Denmark ]

1. Elio MEULENBERG (Bel) 7h59'48

2. Emil Kijewski (Ger)

3. Paul Egli (Sui)

Starters: 34
Finishers: 8
Average Speed: 37.203 km/h

WCRR 1936

WCRR 1938

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