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1974 Gent–Wevelgem

1974 Gent–Wevelgem
Race details
Dates9 April 1974
Distance244 km (151.6 mi)
Winning time5h 30′ 00"
  Winner  Barry Hoban (GBR) (Gan–Mercier–Hutchinson)
  Second  Eddy Merckx (BEL) (Molteni)
  Third  Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL) (Brooklyn)
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The 1974 Gent–Wevelgem was a one-day cycling classic that took place in Belgium on 9 April 1974.[1] It was the 36th edition of the Gent–Wevelgem race. It was won by Gan–Mercier–Hutchinson's Barry Hoban in a thirteen-rider bunch sprint.[2][3]


Results (1–10)[3][4]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Barry Hoban (GBR) Gan–Mercier–Hutchinson 5h 30′ 00"
2  Eddy Merckx (BEL) Molteni + 0"
3  Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL) Brooklyn + 0"
4  Alain Santy (FRA) Gan–Mercier–Hutchinson + 0"
5  Eric Leman (BEL) MIC–Ludo–de Gribaldy + 0"
6  Freddy Maertens (BEL) Carpenter–Confortluxe–Flandria + 0"
7  Walter Planckaert (BEL) Watney–Maes Pils + 0"
8  Walter Godefroot (BEL) Carpenter–Confortluxe–Flandria + 0"
9  Frans Verbeeck  (BEL) Watney–Maes Pils + 0"
10  Roger Swerts (BEL) IJsboerke–Colner + 0"


  1. ^ "Gent–Wevelgem 1974". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  2. ^ "How Hoban won Ghent-Wevelgem in 1974". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. 6 April 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Gent–Wevelgem 1974". Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Gent–Wevelgem 1974". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 5 December 2015.

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