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1950 Tour of Flanders

The 34th running of the Tour of Flanders cycling classic was held on Sunday, 2 April 1950. Italian Fiorenzo Magni won the race with a two-minute lead over Briek Schotte. Frenchman Louis Caput was third at more than nine minutes. It was Magni's second consecutive victory in the Tour of Flanders.[1] 21 of 220 riders finished.[2]

34th Tour of Flanders
Race details
Dates2 April 1950
Stages1
Distance275 km (170.9 mi)
Winning time8h 15'
Results
  Winner  Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) (Ganna)
  Second  Briek Schotte (BEL) (Alcyon–Dunlop)
  Third  Louis Caput (FRA) (Olympia–Dunlop)
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RouteEdit

The race started in Ghent and finished in Wetteren – totaling 275 km. The course featured five categorized climbs:

ResultsEdit

Result
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) Ganna 8h 15' 00"
2   Briek Schotte (BEL) Alcyon–Dunlop + 2' 10"
3   Louis Caput (FRA) Olympia–Dunlop + 9' 20"
4   Maurice Diot (FRA) Mercier–Hutchinson s.t.
5   André Maelbrancke (BEL) Star Nord s.t.
6   Eugène van Roosbroeck (BEL) Alcyon–Dunlop s.t.
7   Valère Ollivier (BEL) Bertin–Wolber + 12' 15"
8   Roger Gyselinck (BEL) Groene Leeuw s.t.
9   Basiel Wambeke (BEL) Condor + 13' 15"
10   César Marcelak (FRA) Mercier–Hutchinson + 15' 10"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vanwalleghem, Rik (1991), De Ronde van Vlaanderen, Pinguin, Belgium, ISBN 90-73322-02-2, p 100
  2. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1950 Ronde van Vlaanderen results". BikeRaceInfo. Cherokee Village, AR: McGann Publishing. Retrieved 29 February 2016.