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1931 UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race

Men's Individual Road Race
1931 UCI Road World Championships
Rainbow jersey
Race details
Dates26 August 1931
Distance170 km (105.6 mi)
Winning time4h 53' 43"
  Winner  Learco Guerra (ITA) (Italy)
  Second  Ferdinand Le Drogo (FRA) (France)
  Third  Albert Büchi (SUI) (Switzerland)
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The men's road race at the 1931 UCI Road World Championships was the fifth edition of the event. The race was held as an individual time trial rather than a mass start. The championship took place on Wednesday 26 August 1931 in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1] The race was won by Learco Guerra of Italy.

Race report

The professional riders had to cover a distance of 170 kilometres, on the Copenhagen-Ringsted-Bårse-Kuge-Copenhagen route. They started every five minutes. Of the 17 riders who started, 13 finished the race. Italy's Learco Guerra won in 4 h 53 min 43 s, more than four minutes ahead of Ferdinand Le Drogo of France and Swiss cyclist Albert Büchi.[2]

Final classification

General classification (1–10)[3][4]
Rank Rider Time
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Learco Guerra (ITA) 4h 53' 43"
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Ferdinand Le Drogo (FRA) + 4' 37"
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Albert Büchi (SUI) + 4' 48"
4  Fabio Battesini (ITA) + 5' 57"
5  Max Bulla (AUT) + 6' 23"
6  Alfredo Binda (ITA) + 8' 42"
7  Gaston Rebry (BEL) + 9' 59"
8  Jules Vanhevel (BEL) + 13' 46"
9  Maurice De Waele (BEL) + 14' 21"
10  Ludwig Geyer (GER) + 14' 46"


  1. ^ "1931 World Pro Road Cycling Championships". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  2. ^ Mahau, Hector (2002). "DE WERELDKAMPIOENSCHAPPEN WIELRENNEN OP DE WEG 1927 - 2002". World Championship Cycling 75 Years (Complete Record) (in Dutch). De Eecloonaar. ISBN 9789074128841.
  3. ^ "5ème Championnat du monde sur route 1931". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 3 November 2004.
  4. ^ "1931 World Championship". First Cycling. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
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1931 UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race
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