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45th World Championship Road Race 1978


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian






Gerrie Knetemann

The 1978 World Road Race Championship was held in Adenau (Nürburgring), Germany. The race presented 274.8 km over 12 laps of a 22.9 km circuit.

Dutchman Gerrie Knetemann (Ned) led a 2 rider breakaway into the finish. Knetemann started the sprint as defending World Champion Francesco Moser powered past. The Dutchman found the strength in come back on Moser and in a photo finish Knetemann won by a millimeter.

WCRR August 27, 1978
273.7 Km [ Adenau (Nürburgring), Germany ]

1. Gerrie KNETEMANN (Ned) 7h32’04”

2. Francesco Moser (Ita)

3. Jorgen Marcussen (Den) +20” 

Starters: 111

Finishers: 31
Average Speed: 36.329 km/h

WCRR 1977

WCRR 1979

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