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1965 UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race

Men's Individual Road Race
1965 UCI Road World Championships
Later picture of Tom Simpson in the rainbow jersey
Later picture of Tom Simpson in the rainbow jersey
Race details
Dates5 September 1965
Distance267.4 km (166.2 mi)
Winning time6h 39' 19"[1]
   Gold  Tom Simpson (GBR) (Great Britain)
   Silver  Rudi Altig (GER) (Germany)
   Bronze  Roger Swerts (BEL) (Belgium)
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The Men's Individual Road Race of the 1965 UCI Road World Championships cycling event took place on 5 September in San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain.

The race was won by Great Britain's Tom Simpson, outsprinting Germany's Rudi Altig after the two had broken away with 40 km (24.9 mi) to go.[2]

Final classification


Rank Rider Country Time
1 Tom Simpson  Great Britain 6h 39' 19"
1 Rudi Altig  Germany s.t.
1 Roger Swerts  Belgium + 3'40"
4 Peter Post  Netherlands s.t.
5 Karl-Heinz Kunde  Germany s.t.
6 René Binggeli  Switzerland + 3' 50"
7 Arie Den Hartog  Netherlands s.t.
8 Franco Balmamion  Italy s.t.
9 Francisco Gabica  Spain s.t.
10 Jean Stablinski  France + 4' 58"
11 Antonio Gómez del Moral  Spain + 6' 06"
12 Bruno Mealli  Italy s.t.
13 Sebastián Elorza Uría  Spain + 7' 44"
14 Edward Sels  Belgium + 9'06"
15 Valentín Uriona  Spain s.t.
16 Italo Zilioli  Italy s.t.
17 Fernando Manzaneque  Spain s.t.
18 Bernard Vandekerkhove  Belgium s.t.
19 Barry Hoban  Great Britain + 9' 55"
20 Walter Godefroot  Belgium + 12' 56"
21 Hans Junkermann  Germany s.t.
22 Joseph Groussard  France s.t.
23 Willi Altig  Germany s.t.
24 Winfried Bölke  Germany s.t.
25 Joseph Huysmans  Belgium s.t.
26 Franco Cribiori  Italy s.t.
27 Michele Dancelli  Italy s.t.
28 Rolf Maurer  Switzerland s.t.
29 Eddy Merckx  Belgium s.t.
30 João Roque  Portugal s.t.
31 André Foucher  France s.t.
32 Eddy Schutz  Luxembourg s.t.
33 Ginés García Perán  Spain s.t.
34 Adriano Passuello  Italy s.t.
35 Alan Ramsbottom  Great Britain s.t.
36 Gilbert Bellone  France s.t.
37 André Zimmermann  France s.t.
38 Werner Weber  Switzerland s.t.
39 Cornelius Haast  Netherlands s.t.
40 Gianni Motta  Italy s.t.
41 Guido De Rosso  Italy s.t.
42 Robert Hagmann  Switzerland s.t.
43 Jan Janssen  Netherlands s.t.
44 Jo de Roo  Netherlands s.t.
45 Gerben Karstens  Netherlands s.t.
46 Cornelis Lute  Netherlands s.t.
47 Leonel Miranda  Portugal + 15' 33"
48 Luis Otaño  Spain s.t.
49 Mário Pereira Da Silva  Portugal + 16' 00"
50 Dieter Wiedemann  Germany s.t.
51 Keith Butler  Great Britain s.t.
52 Peter Glemser  Germany s.t.
53 Vin Denson  Great Britain s.t.
54 Bill Lawrie  Australia s.t.
55 Jos van der Vleuten  Netherlands + 28' 00"
56 João Alves Peixoto  Portugal s.t.


  1. ^ "World Championship, Road, Profs 1965". Cycling Archives. de Wielersite. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Tom Simpson: Britain's first pro road champion". Cycling Weekly. London: IPC Media. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  3. ^ "World Championships 1965: results Men". Québec, Canada: Info Média Conseil. Retrieved 13 October 2021.

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