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1978 Gent–Wevelgem

1978 Gent–Wevelgem
Race details
Dates12 April 1978
Distance246[1] km (152.9 mi)
Winning time6h 24' 00"
  Winner  Ferdi Van Den Haute (BEL) (Marc Zeepcentrale–Superia)
  Second  Walter Planckaert (BEL) (C&A)
  Third  Francesco Moser (ITA) (Sanson–Campagnolo)
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The 1978 Gent–Wevelgem was the 40th edition of the Gent–Wevelgem cycle race and was held on 12 April 1978. The race started in Ghent and finished in Wevelgem. The race was won by Ferdi Van Den Haute of the Marc team.

General classification

Final general classification[2][3][4]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Ferdi Van Den Haute (BEL) Marc Zeepcentrale–Superia 6h 24' 00"
2  Walter Planckaert (BEL) C&A + 1' 05"
3  Francesco Moser (ITA) Sanson–Campagnolo + 1' 05"
4  Jan Raas (NED) TI–Raleigh–McGregor + 1' 05"
5  Ludo Peeters (BEL) IJsboerke–Gios + 1' 15"
6  Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL) Sanson–Campagnolo + 1' 15"
7  Rik Van Linden (BEL) Bianchi–Faema + 2' 10"
8  Ronald De Witte (BEL) Sanson–Campagnolo + 2' 10"
9  Freddy Maertens (BEL) Flandria–Velda–Lano + 2' 10"
10  Michel Pollentier (BEL) Flandria–Velda–Lano + 2' 10"


  1. ^ "Gent - Wevelgem (World Tour), Belgium". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ "1978 Gent - Wevelgem, Belgium". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  3. ^ "40ème Gand-Wevelgem 1978". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 29 August 2004.
  4. ^ "1978 Gent - Wevelgem in Flanders Fields". First Cycling. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
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