1991 Tour of Flanders

The 75th running of the Tour of Flanders cycling classic was held on Sunday, 7 April 1991. Edwig Van Hooydonck won the race, his second after 1989. The race was the second leg of the UCI Road World Cup. 102 of 194 riders finished.[1][2]

75th Tour of Flanders
1991 UCI Road World Cup, race 2
Race details
Dates7 April 1991
Distance261 km (162.2 mi)
Winning time7h 02' 00"
  Winner  Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) (Buckler–Colnago–Decca)
  Second  Johan Museeuw (BEL) (Lotto)
  Third  Rolf Sørensen (DEN) (Ariostea)
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Race reportEdit

A group of 24 riders, containing all favourites, were in front after the Molenberg. Edwig Van Hooydonck, Johan Museeuw, Rolf Sørensen ad Rolf Gölz broke away on Tenbosse in Brakel. Van Hooydonck tried to drop his companions on the Muur van Geraardsbergen, before really going solo on the Bosberg, the ultimate climb of the day, and powering on to the finish. Museeuw won the sprint for second place before Sørensen. Sørensen was the new leader in the World Cup.


The race started in Sint-Niklaas and finished in Meerbeke (Ninove) – totaling 261 km.
The course featured 14 categorized climbs:


Rank Rider Team Time
1   Edwig Van Hooydonck (BEL) Buckler–Colnago–Decca 7h 02' 00"
2   Johan Museeuw (BEL) Lotto + 45"
3   Rolf Sørensen (DEN) Ariostea s.t.
4   Rolf Gölz (GER) Ariostea s.t.
5   Frans Maassen (NED) Buckler–Colnago–Decca + 1' 43"
6   Marc Madiot (FRA) RMO + 1' 48"
7   Jesper Skibby (DEN) TVM–Sanyo s.t.
8   Franco Ballerini (ITA) Del Tongo s.t.
9   Laurent Jalabert (FRA) Toshiba s.t.
10   Marc Sergeant (BEL) Panasonic–Sportlife s.t.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1991 Ronde van Vlaanderen results". BikeRaceInfo. Cherokee Village, AR: McGann Publishing. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  2. ^ Vanwalleghem, Rik (2003), De Ronde van Vlaanderen, Lannoo, Belgium, ISBN 90-20951-37-8, p88-89