1952 Tour of Flanders

The 36th running of the Tour of Flanders cycling classic was held on Sunday, 6 April 1952. Belgian Roger Decock won the race in a three-man sprint before Loretto Petrucci and Briek Schotte.[1] 43 of 210 riders finished.[2]

36th Tour of Flanders
Race details
Dates6 April 1952
Stages1
Distance258 km (160.3 mi)
Winning time7h 27'
Results
  Winner  Roger Decock (BEL) (Bertin–d'Alessandro)
  Second  Loretto Petrucci (ITA) (Bianchi–Pirelli)
  Third  Briek Schotte (BEL) (Alcyon–Dunlop)
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RouteEdit

The race started in Ghent and finished in Wetteren – totaling 258 km. The course featured four categorized climbs:

ResultsEdit

Result
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Roger Decock (BEL) Bertin–d'Alessandro 7h 27' 00"
2   Loretto Petrucci (ITA) Bianchi–Pirelli s.t.
3   Briek Schotte (BEL) Alcyon–Dunlop s.t.
4   Wim van Est (NED) Garin–Wolber + 15"
5   Attilio Redolfi (FRA) Mercier–Leducq + 23"
6   Louison Bobet (FRA) Stella–Huret–Dunlop + 1' 17"
7   Désiré Keteleer (BEL) Garin–Wolber + 1' 53"
8   Valère Ollivier (BEL) Bertin–d'Alessandro + 2' 17"
9   Jacques Dupont (FRA) Dilecta–Wolber + 2' 25"
10   Lode Anthonis (BEL) Terrot–Hutchinson + 11' 04"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vanwalleghem, Rik (1991), De Ronde van Vlaanderen, Pinguin, Belgium, ISBN 90-73322-02-2, p 104
  2. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1952 Ronde van Vlaanderen results". BikeRaceInfo. Cherokee Village, AR: McGann Publishing. Retrieved 29 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)