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42nd World Championship Road Race 1975


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian










Hennie Kuiper

Yvoir, Belgium welcomed the 1975 World Road Race Championship. The Yvoir Circuit presented 266 km over 20 laps of a tough 13.3 km 'Wallonne' circuit.

Dutchman Hennie Kuiper attacked an elite 11 rider lead group in the closing kilometers and rode solo to a 17 second victory.

From the chasing group Roger de Vlaeminck (Bel) outsprinted Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (Fra), Joop Zoetemelk (Ned), Eddy Merckx (Bel), and Francesco Moser (Ita) for second place.

SPECIAL NOTE: Hennie Kuiper became the third rider with Ercole Baldini (Olym- 1956, WC- 1958) and Paolo Bettini (Olym- 2004, WC- 2006, 2007) to have won both the Olympic Road Race and the World Professional Road Race Championship.

WCRR August 31, 1975
266.0 Km [ Yvoir, Belgium ]

1. Hennie KUIPER (Ned) 6h39'19"

2. Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel) +17"

3. Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (Fra) +17"

Starters: 79
Finishers: 28
Average Speed: 39.968 km/h

WCRR 1974

WCRR 1976

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