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1948 UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race

Men's Individual Road Race
1948 UCI Road World Championships
Briek Schotte winning the 1948 Professional Road World Championship
Briek Schotte winning the 1948 Professional Road World Championship
Race details
Dates22 August 1948
Distance266 km (165.3 mi)
Winning time7h 30' 42"
  Winner  Briek Schotte (BEL) (Belgium)
  Second  Apo Lazaridès (FRA) (France)
  Third  Lucien Teisseire (FRA) (France)
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The men's road race at the 1948 UCI Road World Championships was the 15th edition of the event. The race took place on Sunday 22 August 1948 in Valkenburg, the Netherlands.[1] The race was won by Briek Schotte of Belgium.

The race was strongly influenced by rivalry between Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali, among the favourite athletes participating. The two only focused on controlling each other, not pursuing the victory. They were later heavy criticised in Italy for this. The Italian Cycling Federation even suspended them from competitive activity for three months.[citation needed]

Final classification

General classification[2]
Rank Rider Time
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Briek Schotte (BEL) 7h 30' 42"
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Apo Lazaridès (FRA) + 1"
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Lucien Teisseire (FRA) + 3' 41"
4  Luciano Maggini (ITA) + 6' 33"
5  Marcel Dupont (BEL) + 6' 59"
6  Mario Ricci (ITA) + 7' 43"
7  Ferdinand Kübler (SUI) + 9' 53"
8  Vito Ortelli (ITA) + 13' 00"
9  Raymond Impanis (BEL) + 13' 00"
10  Huub Syen (NED) + 14' 24"


  1. ^ "1948 World Road Cycling Championships". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ "15ème Championnat du monde sur route 1948". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 3 November 2004.
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