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1959 Harelbeke–Antwerp–Harelbeke

1959 Harelbeke–Antwerp–Harelbeke
Race details
Dates17 May 1959
Distance214[1] km (133.0 mi)
Winning time5h 36' 18"
  Winner  Norbert Kerckhove (BEL)
  Second  Jan Zagers [nl] (BEL)
  Third  Norbert Vantieghem (BEL)
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The 1959 Harelbeke–Antwerp–Harelbeke[nb 1] was the second edition of the E3 Harelbeke cycle race and was held on 17 May 1959. The race started and finished in Harelbeke. The race was won by Norbert Kerckhove.

General classification

Final general classification[3][4][5]
Rank Rider Time
1  Norbert Kerckhove (BEL) 5h 36' 18"
2  Jan Zagers [nl] (BEL) + 2' 05"
3  Norbert Vantieghem (BEL) + 2' 05"
4  Jef Planckaert (BEL) + 2' 05"
5  Joseph Bosmans (BEL) + 2' 05"
6  Marcel Ryckaert [nl] (BEL) + 2' 05"
7  Jan van Gompel (BEL) + 2' 05"
8  Piet van den Brekel (NED) + 2' 05"
9  Georges Decraeye [nl] (BEL) + 2' 05"
10  Petrus Oellibrandt (BEL) + 2' 05"


  1. ^ The race was known as Harelbeke–Antwerp–Harelbeke (French: Harelbeke–Anvers–Harelbeke) for the first twelve editions. In 1970, the race became known as the E3, after the Belgian road which is now known as the E17.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "E3 Prijs Harelbeke (World Tour), Belgium". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ "E3 Harelbeke". Union Cycliste International. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  3. ^ "GP E3 Flandres 1959". Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  4. ^ "1959 Record Bank E3 Harelbeke". First Cycling. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  5. ^ "E3 Prijs Harelbeke". WVCycling. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
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