1989 Tour of Flanders

The 73rd running of the Tour of Flanders cycling classic was held on 2 April 1989. It was won by Edwig Van Hooydonck after a 12-kilometer solo. 77 of 177 riders finished the race.[1][2]

73rd Tour of Flanders
1989 UCI Road World Cup, race 2 of 12
Race details
Dates2 April 1989
Distance264 km (164.0 mi)
Winning time7h 01' 00"
  Winner  Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) (Superconfex)
  Second  Herman Frison (BEL) (Histor–Sigma)
  Third  Dag-Otto Lauritzen (NOR) (7-Eleven–American Airlines)
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Race reportEdit

A group of seven with Edwig Van Hooydonck, Dag-Otto Lauritzen and Rolf Sørensen makes the decisive breakaway on the Berendries, 30 km from the finish. Lauritzen tries to go solo, but is caught by Van Hooydonck, who places a fierce attack on the Bosberg, 12 km from the finish, and maintains his effort to the line. Herman Frison wins the sprint for second before Lauritzen. At 22, Van Hooydonck becomes the youngest post-War winner of the Tour of Flanders.[3]


The race started in Sint-Niklaas and finished in Meerbeke (Ninove) – totaling 264 km. The course featured 12 categorized climbs:


Rank Rider Team Time
1   Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) Superconfex–Yoko 7h 01' 28"
2   Herman Frison (BEL) Histor–Sigma + 22"
3   Dag-Otto Lauritzen (NOR) 7-Eleven–American Airlines s.t.
4   Rolf Sørensen (DEN) Ariostea s.t.
5   Mathieu Hermans (NED) Caja Rural s.t.
6   Marc Sergeant (BEL) Hitachi s.t.
7   Allan Peiper (AUS) Panasonic–Isostar s.t.
8   Dirk De Wolf (BEL) Hitachi + 1' 45"
9   Johan Lammerts (NED) ADR–Santini s.t.
10   Steve Bauer (CAN) Helvetia–La Suisse + 1' 53"

External linksEdit

Video of the 1989 Tour of Flanders Archived 2016-03-15 at the Wayback Machine on Sporza (in Dutch)


  1. ^ Vanwalleghem, Rik (1991), De Ronde van Vlaanderen, Pinguin, Belgium, ISBN 90-73322-02-2, p 210
  2. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1989 Ronde van Vlaanderen results". BikeRaceInfo. Cherokee Village, AR: McGann Publishing. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  3. ^ Vanwalleghem, Rik (1991), De Ronde van Vlaanderen, Pinguin, Belgium, ISBN 90-73322-02-2, p 205-211