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1968 Tour of Flanders

52nd Tour of Flanders
Race details
Dates30 March 1968
Stages1
Distance249 km (154.7 mi)
Winning time5h 52'
Results
  Winner  Walter Godefroot (BEL) (Flandria)
  Second  Rudi Altig (FRG) (Salvarani)
  Third  Jan Janssen (NED) (Pelforth–Sauvage–Lejeune)
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The 52nd Tour of Flanders cycling classic was held on Saturday, 30 March 1968. The race was won by Belgian sprinter Walter Godefroot ahead of Guido Reybrouck, who was being led out by Eddy Merckx. After the race, Reybrouck tested positive for doping and Rudi Altig was promoted to second place.[1][2] 82 of 175 riders finished.[3]

Route

The race started in Ghent and finished in Gentbrugge – covering 249 km. There were four categorized climbs:[1]

Results

Result
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Walter Godefroot (BEL) Flandria–De Clerck 5h 52' 00"
2  Guido Reybrouck (BEL) Romeo–Smiths s.t.
2  Rudi Altig (FRG) Salvarani s.t.
3  Jan Janssen (NED) Pelforth–Sauvage–Lejeune s.t.
4  Daniel Van Ryckeghem (BEL) Mann–Grundig–Libertas s.t.
5  Roger Rosiers (BEL) Mann–Grundig–Libertas s.t.
6  Jo de Roo (NED) Willem II–Gazelle s.t.
7  Bernard Van de Kerckhove (BEL) Pelforth–Sauvage–Lejeune s.t.
8  Eddy Merckx (BEL) Faema s.t.
9  Ludo Vandromme (BEL) Flandria–De Clerck s.t.
10  Rik Van Looy (BEL) Willem II–Gazelle s.t.

References

  1. ^ a b Vanwalleghem, Rik (1991), De Ronde van Vlaanderen, Pinguin, Belgium, ISBN 90-73322-02-2, p 148
  2. ^ "Ronde van Vlaanderen 1968". siteducyclisme.net (in French). Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  3. ^ McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1968 Ronde van Vlaanderen results". BikeRaceInfo. Cherokee Village, Arkansas: McGann Publishing. Retrieved 5 March 2016.


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