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14th World Championship Road Race 1947


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian













Powerful Dutchman Domiates

The 1947 World Championship Road Race was held in Reims, France. The race course was 35 laps of a flat 7.83km circuit.

Dutchman Theo Middelkamp, a WCRR podium finisher in 1936, drove the pace and used a timely counter-attack to gain a 10 second victory. Belgian Albert Sercu won the field sprint ahead of Jef Janssen (Ned).

WCRR August 3, 1947
274 Km [ Reims, France ]

1. Theo MIDDELKAMP (Ned) 7h28'17

2. Albert Sercu (Bel) +10

3. Jef Janssen (Ned)

Starters: 31
Finishers: 7
Average Speed: 36.667 km/h

WCRR 1946

WCRR 1948

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