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32nd World Championship Road Race 1965


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian







Tom Simpson

The 1965 World Championship Road Race was held in San Sebastian, Spain. The 74 starters faced 14 laps of the 19.1 km Lasarte race course.

Tom Simpson (GBr) rode brilliantly and won his first World Championship.

WCRR September 5, 1965
267.4 Km [ San Sebastian (Lasarte), Spain ]

1. Tom Simpson (GBr) 6hr39’19”

2. Rudi Altig (Ger)

3. Roger Swerts (Bel) +3'40"

Starters: 74
Finishers: 46
Average Speed: 40.180 km/h

WCRR 1964

WCRR 1966

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