1959 Tour of Flanders

The 43rd running of the Tour of Flanders cycling classic was held on Sunday, 30 March 1959. Belgian Rik Van Looy won the race in a three-man sprint with Frans Schoubben and Gilbert Desmet.[1] 58 of 143 riders finished.[2]

43rd Tour of Flanders
Race details
Dates30 March 1959
Stages1
Distance242 km (150.4 mi)
Winning time6h 14'
Results
  Winner  Rik Van Looy (BEL) (Faema–Guerra)
  Second  Frans Schoubben (BEL) (Peugeot–BP–Dunlop)
  Third  Gilbert Desmet (BEL) (Faema–Guerra)
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RouteEdit

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

ResultsEdit

Result
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Rik Van Looy (BEL) Faema–Guerra 6h 14' 00"
2   Frans Schoubben (BEL) Peugeot–BP–Dunlop s.t.
3   Gilbert Desmet (BEL) Faema–Guerra + 3"
4   Arthur Decabooter (BEL) Groene Leeuw–Sas-Sinalco + 10"
5   Jaap Kersten (NED) Magneet–Vredestein s.t.
6   Edgard Sorgeloos (BEL) Faema–Guerra s.t.
7   Jean-Claude Annaert (FRA) Rapha–Gem–Dunlop s.t.
8   Norbert Vantieghem (BEL) Flandria–Dr.Mann s.t.
9   Seamus Elliot (IRL) Helyett–Leroux–Fynsec–Hutchinson s.t.
10   Henri Denijs (BEL) Groene Leeuw–Sas-Sinalco s.t.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Vanwalleghem, Rik (1991), De Ronde van Vlaanderen, Pinguin, Belgium, ISBN 90-73322-02-2, p 124
  2. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1959 Ronde van Vlaanderen results". BikeRaceInfo. Cherokee Village, AR: McGann Publishing. Retrieved 29 February 2016.