1986 Tour of Flanders

The 70th running of the Tour of Flanders cycling race was held on 6 April 1986. It was won by Dutch rider Adrie van der Poel in a four-man sprint before Ireland's Sean Kelly. [1][2]

Race details
Dates6 April 1986
Stages1
Distance275 km (170.9 mi)
Winning time7h 10' 50"
Results
  Winner  Adrie van der Poel (NED) (Kwantum Hallen-Decosol)
  Second  Sean Kelly (IRL) (KAS)
  Third  Jean-Philippe Vandenbrande (BEL) (Hitachi-Marc-Splendor)
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Race summaryEdit

A breakaway of ten riders was formed after the Koppenberg, from which Belgian Eddy Planckaert and Canadian Steve Bauer broke clear at 30 km from the finish. Bauer dropped Planckaert on the Muur van Geraardsbergen, but was joined by Sean Kelly, Adrie van der Poel and Jean-Philippe Vandenbrande at 7 km from the finish. In a four-man sprint, Dutchman van der Poel surprisingly beat Kelly. Vandenbrande was third, Bauer – the first Canadian cyclist in the top-10 – fourth.[1]

RouteEdit

The race started in Sint-Niklaas and finished in Meerbeke (Ninove) – totaling 274 km. The course featured 12 categorized climbs:

ResultsEdit

Cyclist Team Time
1   Adrie van der Poel Kwantum Hallen-Decosol 7 h 10 min 50 s
2   Seán Kelly KAS s.t.
3   Jean-Philippe Vandenbrande Hitachi-Marc-Splendor s.t.
4   Steve Bauer La Vie Claire s.t.
5   Ronny Van Holen Lotto–Emerxil–Merckx + 30"
6   Fons de Wolf Skala-Skil s.t.
7   Bruno Leali Carrera-Inoxpran s.t.
8   Claude Criquielion Hitachi-Marc-Splendor s.t.
9   Yvon Madiot Système U s.t.
10   Eric Vanderaerden Panasonic + 1' 00"

External linksEdit

Video of the 1986 Tour of Flanders Archived 2016-03-15 at the Wayback Machine on Sporza (in Dutch)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Vanwalleghem, Rik (1991), De Ronde van Vlaanderen, Pinguin, Belgium, ISBN 90-73322-02-2, p204
  2. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1986 Ronde van Vlaanderen results". BikeRaceInfo. Cherokee Village, AR: McGann Publishing. Retrieved 29 February 2016.