1967 Paris–Nice

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1967 Paris–Nice
Race details
Dates 8–15 March 1967
Stages 8
Distance 1,104 km (686.0 mi)
Winning time 29h 53' 58"
Results
Winner  Tom Simpson (GBR) (Peugeot-BP-Michelin)
  Second  Bernard Guyot (FRA) (Pelforth-Sauvage-Lejeune)
  Third  Rolf Wolfshohl (GER) (Bic)

Points  Jean-Claude Wuillemin (FRA) (Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune)
  Mountains  Bernard Guyot (FRA) (Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune)
  Combination  Bernard Guyot (FRA) (Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune)
  Team Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune
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The 1967 Paris–Nice was the 25th running of the Paris–Nice cycling stage race, often known as the Race to the Sun. It started on 8 March in Athis-Mons, south of Paris, and ended on 15 March in Nice and consisted of eight stages, including an individual time trial. A total of 96 riders from twelve teams entered the race, which was won by Briton Tom Simpson of the Peugeot-BP-Michelin team.

Simpson became the first British rider to win the Paris–Nice general classification. In the other race classifications, Bernard Guyot of Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune won the mountains classification, Jean-Claude Wuillemin of Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune took the points classification green jersey. Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune finished as the winners of the team classification, which ranks each of the twelve teams contesting the race by lowest cumulative time.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

Twelve teams were invited to participate in the 1967 edition of the Paris–Nice. One of the teams, Beer 33-Gitane, was amateur. Each team sent a squad of eight riders, which meant that the race started with a peloton of 96 cyclists. From the riders that began the race, 83 made it to the finish in Nice.[1]

The teams entering the race were:

  • Romeo-Smith's-Plume Sport
  • Salvarani
  • Tigra-Grammont-de Gribaldy
  • Willem II-Gazelle

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

8 March 1967 — Athis-Mons to Châteaurenard, 146 km (90.7 mi)
Stage 1 Result[3]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Guido Reybrouck (BEL) Romeo-Smith's-Plume Sport 3h 31' 1"
2  Adriano Durante (ITA) Salvarani s.t.
3  Raymond Steegmans (BEL) Bic s.t.
4  Daniel Van Ryckeghem (BEL) Mann-Grundig s.t.

Stage 2[edit]

9 March 1967 — Châteaurenard to Château-Chinon, 148 km (92.0 mi)
Stage 2 Result[4]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Eddy Merckx (BEL) Peugeot-BP-Michelin 3h 56' 20"
2  Georges Chappe (FRA) Mercier-BP-Hutchinson +1' 11"
3  Jaak De Boever (BEL) Romeo-Smith's-Plume Sport +1' 20"
4  Paul Gutty (FRA) Tigra-Grammont-de Gribaldy +1' 21"
5  Jos Huysmans (BEL) Mann-Grundig s.t.
6  Daniel Van Ryckeghem (BEL) Mann-Grundig s.t.
7  Michel Grain (FRA) Bic s.t.
8  Rolf Wolfshohl (GER) Bic s.t.
9  Raymond Poulidor (FRA) Mercier-BP-Hutchinson s.t.
10  Willy Bocklant (BEL) Flandria-De Clerck s.t.

Stage 3[edit]

10 March 1967 — Lucy-sur-Cure to Saint-Étienne, 195 km (121.2 mi)
Stage 3 Result[5]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Guido Reybrouck (BEL) Romeo-Smith's-Plume Sport 5h 22' 5"
2  Walter Godefroot (BEL) Flandria-De Clerck s.t.
3  Jan Janssen (NED) Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune s.t.
4  Roger Rosiers (BEL) Mann-Grundig s.t.
5  Ludo Vandromme (BEL) Mann-Grundig s.t.
6  Adriano Durante (ITA) Salvarani s.t.
7  Rik Van Looy (BEL) Willem II-Gazelle s.t.
8  Noël Vanclooster (BEL) Flandria-De Clerck s.t.
9  Michel Grain (FRA) Bic s.t.

Stage 4[edit]

11 March 1967 — Saint-Étienne to Bollène, 183 km (113.7 mi)
Stage 4 Result[6]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Rik Van Looy (BEL) Willem II-Gazelle 4h 41' 52"
2  Walter Godefroot (BEL) Flandria-De Clerck s.t.
3  Tom Simpson (GBR) Peugeot-BP-Michelin s.t.
4  Lucien Aimar (FRA) Bic s.t.
5  Bernard Guyot (FRA) Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune s.t.
6  Rolf Wolfshohl (GER) Bic s.t.
7  Gilbert Desmet (BEL) Romeo-Smith's-Plume Sport s.t.
8  Italo Zilioli (ITA) Salvarani s.t.
9  Henri De Wolf (BEL) Willem II-Gazelle s.t.
10  Charly Grosskost (FRA) Peugeot-BP-Michelin s.t.

Stage 5[edit]

12 March 1967 — Bollène to Marignane, 172 km (106.9 mi)
Stage 5 Result[7]
Cyclist Team Time
1  André Desvages (FRA) Peugeot-BP-Michelin 4h 4' 4"
2  Jan Janssen (NED) Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune s.t.
3  Guido Reybrouck (BEL) Romeo-Smith's-Plume Sport s.t.
4  Adriano Durante (ITA) Salvarani s.t.
5  Jos Huysmans (BEL) Mann-Grundig s.t.
6  Julien Stevens (BEL) Willem II-Gazelle s.t.
7  Victor Van Schil (BEL) Flandria-De Clerck s.t.
8  Roger Rosiers (BEL) Mann-Grundig s.t.
9  Michel Grain (FRA) Bic s.t.
10  Ludo Vandromme (BEL) Mann-Grundig s.t.

Stage 6[edit]

13 March 1967 — Marignane to Hyères, 142 km (88.2 mi)
Stage 6 Result[8]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Eddy Merckx (BEL) Peugeot-BP-Michelin 3h 32' 41"
2  Tom Simpson (GBR) Peugeot-BP-Michelin s.t.
3  Lucien Aimar (FRA) Bic +1' 26"
4  Rolf Wolfshohl (GER) Bic s.t.
5  Bernard Guyot (FRA) Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune +2' 9"
6  Jos Huysmans (BEL) Mann-Grundig +2' 19"
7  Charly Grosskost (FRA) Peugeot-BP-Michelin +4' 16"
8  Raymond Poulidor (FRA) Mercier-BP-Hutchinson s.t.
9  Louis Pfenninger (SWI) Tigra-Grammont-de Gribaldy s.t.
10  Victor Van Schil (BEL) Flandria-De Clerck s.t.

Stage 7[edit]

14 March 1967 — Hyères to Antibes, 168 km (104.4 mi)
Stage 7 Result[9]
Cyclist Team Time
1  André Desvages (FRA) Peugeot-BP-Michelin 4h 4' 6"
2  Bernard Van De Kerckhove (BEL) Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune +25"
3  Guido Reybrouck (BEL) Romeo-Smith's-Plume Sport s.t.
4  Willy Bocklant (BEL) Flandria-De Clerck s.t.
5  Jo De Roo (NED) Willem II-Gazelle s.t.
6  Jan Janssen (NED) Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune s.t.
7  Raymond Steegmans (BEL) Bic s.t.
8  Michel Grain (FRA) Bic s.t.

Stage 8[edit]

15 March 1967 — Antibes to Nice, 28 km (17.4 mi) individual time trial (ITT)
Stage 8 Result[10]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Bernard Guyot (FRA) Pelforth-Sauvage-Lejeune 40' 1"
2  Rolf Wolfshohl (GER) Bic +2"
3  Jacques Anquetil (FRA) Bic +11"
4  Eddy Merckx (BEL) Peugeot-BP-Michelin +19"
5  Raymond Poulidor (FRA) Mercier-BP-Hutchinson +38"
6  Ferdinand Bracke (BEL) Peugeot-BP-Michelin +39"
7  Felice Gimondi (ITA) Salvarani +52"
8  Gilbert Desmet (BEL) Romeo-Smith's-Plume Sport +1' 4"
9  Louis Pfenninger (SWI) Tigra-Grammont-de Gribaldy +1' 14"
10  Georges Chappe (FRA) Mercier-BP-Hutchinson +1' 18"

Final general classification[edit]

Final General Classification Result[11]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Tom Simpson (GBR) Peugeot-BP-Michelin 29h 53' 58"
2  Bernard Guyot (FRA) Pelforth-Wild-Lejeune +2' 7"
3  Rolf Wolfshohl (GER) Bic +3' 47"
4  Lucien Aimar (FRA) Bic +4' 12"
5  Jaak De Boever (BEL) Romeo-Smith's-Plume Sport +6' 48"
6  Rik Van Looy (BEL) Willem II-Gazelle +9' 31"
7  Italo Zilioli (ITA) Salvarani +10' 17"
8  Gilbert Desmet (BEL) Romeo-Smith's-Plume Sport +10' 24"
9  Walter Godefroot (BEL) Flandria-De Clerck +12' 23"
10  Eddy Merckx (BEL) Peugeot-BP-Michelin +18' 46"

References[edit]

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