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38th World Championship Road Race 1971


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian









Eddy Merckx

The 1971 World Road Race Championship was held in Mendrisio, Switzerland. The race presented 268.8 km over 16 laps of a 16.8 km circuit.

Eddy Merckx (Bel) and Felice Gimondi (Ita) rode away from a 6 rider breakaway group and came into Mendrisio to contest the sprint. Merckx led out the sprint and held off Gimondi for the victory. Cyrille Guimard (Fra) won the sprint for third place.

WCRR September 5, 1971
268.8 Km [ Mendrisio, Switzerland ]

1.Eddy MERCKX (Bel) 6h39'06"

2. Felice Gimondi (Ita)

3. Cyrille Guimard (Fra) +1'13"

Starters: 93
Finishers: 57
Average Speed: 40.410 km/h

WCRR 1970

WCRR 1972

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