1957 Tour of Flanders

The 41st running of the Tour of Flanders cycling classic was held on Sunday, 31 March 1957. Belgian rider Fred De Bruyne won the race in the sprint of a ten-man group in Wetteren.[1] 85 of the 174 riders finished.[2]

41st Tour of Flanders
Race details
Dates31 March 1957
Stages1
Distance242 km (150.4 mi)
Winning time5h 58'
Results
  Winner  Fred De Bruyne (BEL) (Carpano–Coppi)
  Second  Jozef Planckaert (BEL) (Peugeot–BP)
  Third  Norbert Kerckhove (BEL) (Faema–Guerra)
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RouteEdit

The race started in Ghent and finished in Wetteren – covering 242 km. The course featured four categorized climbs:[1]

ResultsEdit

Result
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Fred De Bruyne (BEL) Carpano–Coppi 5h 58' 00"
2   Jef Planckaert (BEL) Peugeot–BP s.t.
3   Norbert Kerckhove (BEL) Bertin s.t.
4   Nicolas Barone (FRA) Saint Raphael–Geminiani–Quinquina s.t.
5   Yvo Molenaers (BEL) Plume Sport s.t.
6   Gastone Nencini (ITA) Leo–Chlorodont s.t.
7   Seamus Elliot (IRL) Helyett–Potin s.t.
8   Frans Schoubben (BEL) Peugeot–BP s.t.
9   Agostino Coletto (ITA) Carpano–Coppi s.t.
10   Désiré Keteleer (BEL) Carpano–Coppi s.t.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Vanwalleghem, Rik (1991), De Ronde van Vlaanderen, Pinguin, Belgium, ISBN 90-73322-02-2, p. 120
  2. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1957 Ronde van Vlaanderen results". BikeRaceInfo. Cherokee Village, Ark.: McGann Publishing. Retrieved 5 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)