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34th World Championship Road Race 1967


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian













Eddy Merckx

The 1967 World Road Race Championship was held in Heerlen, Netherlands. The race presented 265.2 km over 20 laps of a 13.26 km circuit.

Eddy Merckx driving the pace of the breakaway

Young Belgian Eddy Merckx, winner of the 1967 Milan-San Remo, Gent-Wevelgem and Fleche Wallonne, sprinted past 1964 World Champion Jan Janssen to win his first World Champion Road Race.

Eddy Merckx (C) beat Jan Janssen (R)

WCRR September 3, 1967
265.18 Km [ Heerlen, Netherlands ]

1. Eddy Merckx (Bel) 6hr44’42”

2. Jan Janssen (Ned)

3. Ramon Saez (Spa)

Starters: 70
Finishers: 45
Average Speed: 39.315 km/h

WCRR 1966

WCRR 1968

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