1949 Tour of Flanders

The 33rd running of the Tour of Flanders cycling classic was held on Sunday, 10 April 1949. Italian Fiorenzo Magni won the race in an 18-man sprint before Belgians Valère Ollivier and Briek Schotte. Magni was the second non-Belgian rider to win the Tour of Flanders, as well as the first Italian.[1] 52 of 225 riders finished.[2]

33rd Tour of Flanders
Race details
Dates10 April 1949
Distance260 km (161.6 mi)
Winning time7h 21' 00"
  Winner  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) (Ganna)
  Second  Valère Ollivier (BEL) (Bertin–Wolber)
  Third  Briek Schotte (BEL) (Alcyon–Dunlop)
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The race started in Ghent and finished in Wetteren – totaling 260 km. The course featured three categorized climbs:


Rank Rider Team Time
1   Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) Ganna 7h 21' 00"
2   Valère Ollivier (BEL) Bertin–Wolber s.t.
3   Briek Schotte (BEL) Alcyon–Dunlop s.t.
4   Ernest Sterckx (BEL) Alcyon–Dunlop s.t.
5   Raymond Impanis (BEL) Alcyon–Dunlop s.t.
6   André Declerck (BEL) Bertin–Wolber s.t.
7   Louis Caput (FRA) Olympia–Dunlop s.t.
8   Lode Anthonis (BEL) Erka s.t.
9   Maurice Diot (FRA) Mercier–Hutchinson s.t.
10   Martin van den Broeck (BEL) Starnord–Wolber s.t.


  1. ^ Vanwalleghem, Rik (1991), De Ronde van Vlaanderen, Pinguin, Belgium, ISBN 90-73322-02-2, p 100
  2. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1949 Ronde van Vlaanderen results". BikeRaceInfo. Cherokee Village, AR: McGann Publishing. Retrieved 29 February 2016.