1961 Tour of Flanders

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Race details
Dates March 26, 1961
Stages 1
Distance 255 km (158.4 mi)
Winning time 6h 22' 00"
Results
  Winner  Tom Simpson (GBR) (Rapha-Gitane-Dunlop)
  Second  Nino Defilippis (ITA) (Carpano)
  Third  Jo de Haan (NED) (Rapha-Gitane-Dunlop)
← 1960
1962 →

The 1961 Tour of Flanders cycling race took place on March 26, 1961, and was won by Rapha-Gitane-Dunlop's Tom Simpson, becoming the first British winner. It was the 45th edition of the Tour of Flanders "monument" classic race.[1][2][3]

Route[edit]

The race started in Ghent and finished in Wetteren for the last time – after 17 years. The total distance was 255 km. There were six categorized climbs:

Results[edit]

Cyclist Team Time
1  Tom Simpson (GBR) Rapha-Gitane-Dunlop 6h 22' 00"
2  Nino Defilippis (ITA) Carpano s.t.
3  Jo de Haan (NED) Rapha-Gitane-Dunlop +11"
4  Emile Daems (BEL) Philco +34"
5  Mies Stolker (BEL) Helyett-Fynsec-Hutchinson +56"
6  Camille Le Menn (FRA) Peugeot-BP-Dunlop +59"
7  Jean Graczyk (FRA) Helyett-Fynsec-Hutchinson +1' 00"
8  Arthur Decabooter (BEL) Carpano s.t.
9  Martin Van Geneugden (FRA) Torpedo s.t.
10  Frans Schoubben (BEL) Peugeot-BP-Dunlop s.t.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1961 Ronde van Vlaanderen results". BikeRaceInfo. Cherokee Village, AR: McGann Publishing. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  2. ^ Jones, Graham (April 2006). "The Flanders Lion Tamer". CyclingRevealed. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  3. ^ Lion, Jan (27 March 2011). "Tom Simpson won in 1961". Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). Brussels: Corelio. Retrieved 27 May 2015.

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