Talk:1925 Tour of Flanders

Latest comment: 8 years ago by Dr.robin in topic Conflicting data

Conflicting data


While working on the Tour of Flanders separate editions articles, I noticed some major conflicts in sources. For nearly all editions of the Tour of Flanders from the 1920s until the 1940s, sources give different information on race length, average speed and time differences.

For the 1925 race, two different book sources (different authors) say the race was 210 km in 7h 28', while several websites (,, – as wel as wikipedia articles in other languages – state 228 km in 8h 49'. Some individual time differences differ too. Those are big differences in data. What's even more worrying, is that this goes for about 30 editions of the race.

In this article, I provided the data from Vanwalleghem's work, because I noticed before it is extremely reliable (he had the right end with another conflict) and it uses sources from the official Tour of Flanders archives, but even he could have made mistakes. The official website does not provide much details either.Dr.robin (talk) 15:48, 2 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

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