1953 Tour of Flanders

The 37th running of the Tour of Flanders cycling classic was held on Sunday, 5 April 1953. Dutch rider Wim van Est won the race in a tw-man sprint with Désiré Keteleer in Wetteren.[1] 44 of 213 riders finished.[2]

37th Tour of Flanders
Race details
Dates5 April 1953
Stages1
Distance253 km (157.2 mi)
Winning time7h 19'
Results
  Winner  Wim van Est (NED) (Garin)
  Second  Désiré Keteleer (BEL) (Garin)
  Third  Bernard Gauthier (FRA) (Mercier–Hutchinson)
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RouteEdit

The race started in Ghent and finished in Wetteren – totaling 253 km. The course featured five categorized climbs:

ResultsEdit

Result
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Wim van Est (NED) Garin 7h 19' 00"
2   Désiré Keteleer (BEL) Garin s.t.
3   Bernard Gauthier (FRA) Mercier–Hutchinson + 45"
4   Louison Bobet (FRA) Stella–Wolber–Dunlop + 1' 40"
5   Loretto Petrucci (ITA) Bianchi–Pirelli s.t.
6   Attilio Redolfi (FRA) Mercier–Leducq + 2' 40"
7   Jacques Dupont (FRA) Dilecta–Wolber–Bouvet + 4' 48"
8   Hilaire Couvreur (BEL) Terrot–Hutchinson + 5' 50"
9   Stanislas Bober (FRA) Alcyon–Dunlop + 5' 54"
10   Valère Ollivier (BEL) Bertin–d'Alessandro + 6' 10"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vanwalleghem, Rik (1991), De Ronde van Vlaanderen, Pinguin, Belgium, ISBN 90-73322-02-2, p 108
  2. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1953 Ronde van Vlaanderen results". BikeRaceInfo. Cherokee Village, AR: McGann Publishing. Retrieved 29 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)