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1971 UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race

Men's Individual Road Race
1971 UCI Road World Championships
Rainbow jersey
Race details
Dates5 September 1971
Distance268.8 km (167.0 mi)
Winning time6h 39' 06"
  Winner  Eddy Merckx (BEL) (Belgium)
  Second  Felice Gimondi (ITA) (Italy)
  Third  Cyrille Guimard (FRA) (France)
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The men's road race at the 1971 UCI Road World Championships was the 38th edition of the event. The race took place on Sunday 5 September 1971 in Mendrisio, Switzerland.[1] The race was won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium.[2]

Final classification

General classification (1–10)[2][3]
Rank Rider Time
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Eddy Merckx (BEL) 6h 39' 06"
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Felice Gimondi (ITA) + 0"
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Cyrille Guimard (FRA) + 1' 13"
4  Giancarlo Polidori (ITA) + 1' 13"
5  Georges Pintens (BEL) + 1' 13"
6  Leif Mortensen (DEN) + 1' 13"
7  Michele Dancelli (ITA) + 6' 51"
8  Frans Verbeeck (BEL) + 6' 51"
9  Ole Ritter (DEN) + 6' 51"
10  Roger Swerts (BEL) + 6' 51"


  1. ^ "1971 World Pro Road Cycling Championships". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "38ème Championnat du monde sur route 1971". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 3 November 2004.
  3. ^ "1971 World Championship". First Cycling. Retrieved 13 December 2017.

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