The 50th Tour of Flanders cycling classic was held on Saturday, 9 April 1966. The race was won by Belgian rider Edward Sels in a sprint before Italian Adriano Durante.[1] 60 of 151 riders finished.[2]

50th Tour of Flanders
Race details
Dates9 April 1966
Distance243 km (151.0 mi)
Winning time5h 53' 00"
  Winner  Edward Sels (BEL) (Solo–Superia)
  Second  Adriano Durante (ITA) (Salvarani)
  Third  Georges Vandenberghe (BEL) (Romeo–Smiths)
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Route Edit

The race started in Ghent and finished in Gentbrugge – covering 243 km. For the first time since the 1940s the Kwaremont climbs was not addressed because of road works. There were six categorized climbs:[1]

Results Edit

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Edward Sels (BEL) Solo–Superia 5h 53' 00"
2   Adriano Durante (ITA) Salvarani s.t.
3   Georges Vandenberghe (BEL) Romeo–Smiths s.t.
4   Guido Reybroeck (BEL) Romeo–Smiths s.t.
5   Willy Planckaert (BEL) Romeo–Smiths s.t.
6   Gianni Motta (ITA) Molteni s.t.
7   Willy Bocklant (BEL) Mann–Grundig s.t.
8   Jan Nolmans (BEL) Mann–Grundig s.t.
9   Vittorio Adorni (ITA) Salvarani s.t.
10   Felice Gimondi (ITA) Salvarani s.t.

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Vanwalleghem, Rik (1991), De Ronde van Vlaanderen, Pinguin, Belgium, ISBN 90-73322-02-2, p 144
  2. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1966 Ronde van Vlaanderen results". BikeRaceInfo. Cherokee Village, AR: McGann Publishing. Retrieved 5 March 2016.

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