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Race Stories (Snippets) of the 20th Century
 
 
 

CyclingRevealed offers 100 years of bicycle racing against a backdrop of World history. The 20th Century saw the development of bicycle racing throughout the World. These CyclingRevealed Race Snippets offer brief descriptions of the historical races that helped define bicycle racing as major World sporting event. [Note: this is a work in progress, additional race snippets will be added as soon as possible]

Tour de France / Giro d'Italia / Vuelta a Espana

Milan-San Remo / Tour of Flanders / Paris-Roubaix / Liege-Bastogne-Liege / Giro di Lombardia

World Championship Road Race [Also See our 20th Century Timeline]

Tour de France: CR's Top 25 Tours
1903 The Beginnng of the World's Greatest Cycling Race
1904 A Survival Story
1905 The Restructuring
1906 The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Life
1907 "L'Argentin"
1908 "L'Argentin... Again!"
1909 Invasion of the Forgeigners

1910 "Assassins..." CR's #10 Tour
1911 The Grand Galibier
1912 The Belgian Coalition
1913 Accidents Play a Critical Role in the Race
1914 Last Tour Before the "Great War"
1915 Not Held
1916 Not Held
1917 Not Held
1918 Not Held
1919 THE RETURN of a Grand Affair
1920 Thys Makes It Three
1921 Belgians Continue the Domination
1922 Belgians Again, Christophe Breaks ANOTHER Fork
1923 Henri Pelisser's Revenge
1924 The Tour of Suffering CR's #3a Tour
1925 Italan Superstar Repeats
1926 The Longest Tour of All Times
1927 Desgrange's New Formula... TTT
1928 Frantz! Start to Finish
1929 Desgrange: "the Victory of a Moribund"
1930 Innovation: National Teams
1931 Two Victories in a Row for Team France
1932 "Le Joyeux DeDe" Returns to Form
1933 French Continue Domination
1934 "Rio" Rene's Regal Sacrifice
1935 The "Black Squadron" Ends French Domnation
1936 Belgan Team Strength- Sylvere Wins!
Tour de France:
1937 Tour Provides Great Racing Drama
1938 Gino "the Pious" Climbs to Victory
1939 War Looms Large, but The Tour Goes On!!
1940 Not Held
1941
Not Held
1942 Not Held [Circuit de France 1942]
1943 Not Held [Grand Prix du Tour de France 1943]
1944 Not Held [Grand Prix du Tour de France 1944]
1945 Not Held
1946 Not Held [Ronde de France 1946]
1947 The Welcome Return of the Grand Boucle
1948 Gino "the Pious"
an Inspirational Win
1949 A Classic Coppi-Bartali Battle
CR's #8 Tour
1950 The "Swiss Cowboy" Inherits the Win
1951 Koblet's Great Escape
1952 Coppi's Domnating Return to Form
1953 Bobet is Brilliant, as the French Team Squabbles
1954 Bobet Excels Again
1955 Bobet Times Three
1956 Little Known Frenchman Wins the TdF!
1957 Matre Jacques' Decisive Debut
1958 Little Charly Gaul Climbs to a Tour Victory
1959 Spanish Climber Adds the Yellow Jersey
1960 French Favorite Finds Disaster, Nencini Cruises
1961 Anquetil Blossoms
1962 Anquetil Struggles but Rules Again
1963 Anquetil's 4th Victory Makes TdF History
1964 Anquetl verses Poulidor, an Epic Battle CR's #4 Tour
1965 Gimondi's Surprise Victory
1966 "Pou Pou" Gets Surprised... AGAIN!
1967 Pingeon Flies Away; Tragedy on Ventoux
1968 Janssen's Final Push Upsets the Favorites
1969 Eddy's Overwhelming Arrival CR's #2 Tour
1970 The Cannibal's Extraordinary Return
Tour de France:
1971 Unbeatable Merckx Gets a Major Scare
1972 Merckx's Historic Fourth
1973 Talented Spanish Climber Dominates, No Merckx
1974 Eddy's Return, But With Challengers
1975 Thevenet Exploits a Vulnerable Merckx CR's #7 Tour
1976 Van Impe Trades Polka Dots for Yellow
1977 Merckx's Final Attempt for Glory
1978 The Cannibal Retires, The Badger Shines CR's #9 Tour
1979 A Zoetemelk-Hinault Battle
1980 Zoetemelk's Shinning Moment
1981 The Badger Returns to Form
1982 Hinault Joins an Elite Group
1983 Tour Rookie Wins
1984 Former Teammates Battle
1985 Hinault Crashes, LeMond Follows Orders
1986 LeMond Wins after Hinault Betrayal
1987 Drama on La Plagne CR's #5 Tour
1988 The Spanish Vctory that Almost Didn't Happen
1989 Last Minute Excitement on the Champes Elysees CR's #1
1990 Luz Ardiden is the Key to Victory
1991 The Arrival of the Induran Era
1992 The Spaniard is More Than a Clmber
1993 Indurain Time Three
1994 Indurain Beat Back All Comers, #4
1995 The Spaniard Joins the Elites of the TdF
1996 Miguel is Ready For Six (?)
1997 German Power and Super Mario... Briefly
1998 Another Tour de France Drug Scandal
1999
Lance's Goodwill Helps Save the Tour

1929
Supliment x Entry into the "Circle of Death"

1932
   
Giro d'Italia:
1909 The First Ever Giro
1910 Galett's Revenge
1911 Garletti Again but wth a Challenge
1912 The Giro n 1912... A Team Competition
1913 Oriani Victory Without a Stage Win
1914 1st Timed Giro, Calzolari Dominates
1915 Not Held
1916 Not Held
1917 Not Held
1918 Not Held
1919 Grardengo Untouchable
1920 A Classic Giro Battle - Belloni vs Gremo
1921 Brunero the Strongest
1922 Brunero Repeats Victory after Early Problems
1923 A Girardengo Masterpiece
1924 Enrici Pulls Away in the Mountans
1925 Binda Outduels Girardengo
1926 Brunero and Binda
1927 Binda from Start to Finish
1928 Binda Battle Piemontesi
1929 Binda Times 4
1930 Marchisio Wins a Binda-less Giro Victory
1931 Camusso's Late Charge to Victory
1932 One Stage Wonder
1933 Alfredo Binda's 5th
1934 "Human Locomotive" Tme Trials to Victory
1935 A New Generation of Italian Champions
1936 Bartali Climbs Away
1937 Bartali in Full Control
1938 Valetti Steps Out of Bartali's Shadow
1939
Valetti Battle Bartali Again
1940 A Youthful Coppi Wins Before the War
Tour de France:
1941 Not Held
1942 Not Held
1943 Not Held
1944 Not Held
1945 Not Held
1946 Bartali Beats Coppi, the Rivalry Continues to Grow
1947 Coppi Beats Bartali… But Not Without a Fight
1948 Another Great Italian Cyclist Emerges
1949 Coppi Starts His Giro/Tour Double
1950 First Foreign Winner
1951 Titanic Battle: Magni vs Van Steenbergen
1952 Coppi's Best Year
1953 Late Heroics Gained the Victory for Coppi
1954 Little Known Suisse Rider Escapes
1955 Magni's Third Giro Victory
1956 “Angel of the Mountains” Climbs to Victory
1957 Nencini in Front of Gaul and Bobet
1958 Baldini Untouchable…
1959 Gaul Masters the Snow and Anquetil
1960 Anquetil Nips Nencini
1961 Pambianco Celebrates Italian Independence
1962 Balmamion's Giro Victory with NO Stage Wins
1963 Balmamion's Victory with NO Stage Wins… Again
1964 Anquetil Time Trials to Victory
1965 The Best Giro Winner Since Coppi
1966 Motta Holds off Stellar Field for the Victory
1967 Gimondi and Anquetil: a Great Rivalry
1968 Merckx !
1969 Merckx DQ'd, Gimondi Wins
1970 Merckx Returns with a Vengeance
1971 First Swede to Win the Giro
1972 The Cannibal Romps
Tour de France:
1973 Merckx Dominates from Day 1
1974 Merckx’s 5th Giro but Barely
1975 A Stelvio Showdown
1976 Gimondi’s Finest Victory
1977 Moser: "This one hurt"
1978 Grand Italian’s Final Giro
1979
San Marino TT
1980 Giro Victory for a Giro Rookie
1981 Battaglin Completes a Grand Double
1982 Hinault’s Second Giro Championship
1983 The Fastest Giro
1984 Moser-Fignon: a Controversial Battle to the End!
1985 Hinault with Help From LeMond Beats Moser
1986
Visentini Delivers the Victory
1987 Roche Battled Teammate

1988 Hampsten Survives the Storm
1989 Stage 13!
1990 Bugno Start to Finish
1991 Maglia Rosa Attacks on the Passo Pordoi
1992 Chiappucci Can’t Crack Indurain
1993 Indurain Matches Chiappucci in the Dolomites
1994 Russian Domination
1995 Rominger Untouchable
1996 From Athens to Milan
1997 Gotti Ends a 6 Year Italian Drought
1998 Il Pirate” Climbs to Victory
1999
Race Leader Expelled

1929

1930
1931
1932
   
Tour de France:
1957 Spanish Climbers Battle
1958 Frenchman Takes Advantage in Spain
1959 A Very Animated Spanish Grand Tour
1960 Bahamontes Tantrum, Belgian Wins
1961 Young Spaniard Wins for Spain
1962 Big German Answers Every Attack
1963 Anquetil's Missing Jewel
1964 Poulidor Wins a Grand Tour
1965 An Over Confident Poulidor Gets ‘Crossed'
1966 Spaniard Time Trials to the Victory
1967 First Royal Dutchman in Spain
1968 Terrorists Can't Stop La Vuelta
1969 We Lost the Vuelta but Found a Champion
1970
New Spanish Champion Blossoms
1971 Spanish Rivalry Benefits a Foreigner
1972
Team KAS Totally Dominates the Vuelta
1973 A Springtime Vuelta/Giro Double: MERCKX!
1974 Excitement Until the Very Last Minute
1975 A San Sebastian TT to Remember
1976 Vuelta Champion with No Stage Wins
1977 This Vuelta Belonged to Maertens!!!
1978
Hinault's First Grand Tour Victory
Tour de France:
1979 Luis Puig and Unipublic Save the Vuelta
1980 Ruperez and a Little Help from his Friends
1981 Battaglin Starts a Grand Springtime Double
1982 Winner Stripped after Doping Scandal
1983 Vuelta a Espana: Brilliant!!!
1984 Frenchman by 6"
1985 Millar's Vuelta Collapse
1986 Pino's Biggest Victory
1987 The Pride of Columbia
1988 Kelly's Great Finish
1989 Delgado and the Columbians
1990 Favorites Ignore Early Breakaways
1991 A Covadonga Showdown
1992 A Swiss Surprise
1993 A Rominger-Zulle Classic
1994 Rominger Times 3
1995 Vuelta Moves to September
1996 Swiss Treat in Spain
1997 Zulle Wins the Fastest Ever Vuelta
1998 Olano Ends Spanish Vuelta Drought
1999
Struggling German Surprises the Vuelta

1929
   
Milan-San Remo:
1907 Frenchman Wins 1st Milan-San Remo
1908
Milan and the Lion of Flanders
1909 Milan-San Remo's 1st Italian Winner
1910 Four Survive the Ordeal
CR's #10 Classic
1911 Garrigou Rides Away
1912 Pelissier Wins His 2nd Monument
1913 2 Belgians Dominate
1914 Agostoni Ends an Italian M-SR Slump
1915 Girardengo DQ'd, Corlaita Leads an Italian Sweep
1916 Not Held
1917 Belloni's Long Solo Victory
1918 Girardengo's First Milan-San Remo Victory!
1919 Gremo's Solo Victory
1920 Belloni is the Best in 1920
1921 Girardengo's Revenge
1922 Brunero Slips Away from Girardengo
1923 Girardengo Again!
1924 Linari Beats Girardengo AND Belloni
1925 Girardengo's 4th Milan-San Remo Victory
1926 Breakaway Victory for Girardengo (5th)
1927 Chiesi Escapes from Binda
1928 Girardengo Out Duels Binda for #6
1929 The New Campionissimo in Full Control
1930 Mara Sprints to Victory
1931 Binda's Super Sprint
1932 Bovet Wins in Record Time
1933 The “ Human Locomotive ” Charges to Victory
1934 Belgian's Breakaway Spoils Italian Party
1935 Olmo's First Major Victory
1936 Varetto Wins the San Remo Sprint
1937 A Solo Del Cancia Sets a Record
Tour de France:
1938 Olmo's Second M-SR Victory
1939
Gino “the Pious” Wins M-SR
1940 Two in a Row for Bartali
1941 War Torn Milan-San Remo
1942 Treacherous Road but the Race Goes On
1943 Last Milan-San Remo during the War
1944 Not Held
1945 Not Held
1946 Coppi's Epic Journey CR's #3 Classic
1947 Bartali Wins After Coppi Abandons
1948 Coppi is Back
1949 Coppi's Final M-SR Victory
1950 Gino Bartali's Great Sprint
1951 Bobet Wins an Italian Monument
1952 Petrucci Sprint Home
1953 Two in a Row for Petrucci
1954 Van Steebergen's Powerful Sprint CR's #13
1955 Belgian Sprinter Conquers Late Capi
1956 Belgian Survives the ‘Hell of the South'
1957 Poblet Wins for Spain
1958 The Emperor Adds La Primavera
1959 Milan-San Remo Turns a Golden 50
1960 Privat Prevails
1961 "Pou Pou" Wins a Monument
1962 Belgium Sweeps Milan-San Remo Podium
1963 Groussard Holds Off Wolfshohl for the Victory
1964 The Last One Standing
1965 First Dutch Winner of M-SR
1966 A 20 Year Old Belgian Blows Away La Primavera
1967 Eddy Merckx
1968 Rudi Altig
1969 Eddy Merckx
Tour de France:
1970 Gallant Italian Ends a 17 Year Drought
1971 Eddy Merckx
1972 Eddy Merckx
1973 Promenading Peloton leads to a Tremendous Finish
1974 Felice Gimondi
1975 Eddy Merckx
1976 A Merckx Milestone!
1977 Dutch Newcomer Upstages Merckx and Moser CR's #18
1978 It is up to Every Rider to Win as Best He Can"
1979 Roger De Vlaeminck
1980 Pierino Gavazzi
1981 Fons De Wolf
1982 Marc Gomez
1983 Italian World Champion Wins a Monument
1984 Moser's Great Form
1985 Kupier's 4th Monument
1986 The Man Who Would be King
1987 Early Breakaway of "Unknowns" Survived
1988 A French Comeback
1989 Fignon's Repeat Victory in San Remo
1990 Inspired Italian Reclaims M-SR
1991 “Il Diablo’s” Epic Victory
1992 Kelly’s Daredevil Descent
CR's #15 Classic
1993 Maurizio Fondriest
1994 Giorgio Furlan
1995 Laurent Jalabert
1996 Colombo and the Ciperssa
1997 Zabel Sprints to Victory
1998 An Impressive Zabel Victory
1999 Tchmil Surprises the Sprinters

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Tour of Flanders:
1913 A Belgian Monument Gets Its Start
1914 Alcyon Star Keeps His Promise
1915
Not Held
1916 Not Held
1917 Not Held
1918
Not Held
1919 A Legendary Tale!!! CR's #8 Classic
1920 Van Hevel's Bg Gear Wins Flanders
1921 Vermandel's Fast Finish
1922 Flanders Gains in Popularity
1923 First Foreign Winner of Flanders
1924 Belgians Dominate
1925 2nd Year Pro Wins Flanders
1926 Verschueren Continues Belgian Supremacy
1927 First 2 Time Winner of Flanders
1928 Big Victory for Mertens
1929 Career Day for Dervaes
1930 Bonduel Survives Brutal Road Conditions
1931 Gijssels' Grand Victory
1932 Gijssels Best of a Stellar Field of Riders
1933 Fons' 3rd Monument
1934 Rebry Powers to Victory
1935 Duerloo Survives the Weather
1936 Career Day for Hardiquest
1937 D'Hooghe's Day to Shine
1938 De Caluwe Outsprints the Favorites
1939 6 Day Track Racer Sprints to Victory
1940 WW2 Didn't Stop the Ronde
1941 Buysse's Dominating Win… Again !
1942 New Belgian Star Makes His Mark
Tour de France:
1943 Achiel Buysse Makes History
1944 A Young Van Steenbergen Grabs a Monument
1945 Aggressive Racing, but Grysolle Sneaks Away
1946 The New “Lion of Flanders”
1947 Faignaert Dominated a Fast Ronde
1948 Iron Briek's Second Ronde Victory
1949 First Italian Winner of Flanders
1950 Italian Dominates... Again!
1951 Italian “Lion of Flanders” Dominates
1952 Belgian Takes Back Flanders
1953 The Dutchman
1954 Impanis Excels!
1955 Bobet Sails Over the Stars
1956 Frenchman Beats Hometown Hero
1957 De Bruyne's Revenge
1958 Derycke Adds a 4th Monument
1959 King of the Classics Wins His 1st Ronde
1960 Lesser Known Belgian Sprints to the Victory
1961 Simpson the Lion Tamer
1962 Van Looy Wins an Aggressiv
e Ronde
1963 Huge Crowds from Start to Finish
1964 Altig Unstoppable
1965 Easy Start / Hard Finish
1966 New Young Riders Come to Flanders
1967 Merckx Misses the Move
1968 Fireworks on the Muur
1969 "You'll Die in the Headwind..."
CR's #2 Classic
1970 A Wide Open Race
1971 Dolman's Perfect Timing
1972
Superior Sprinter Grabs a Narrow Win
Tour de France:
1973 TV Live at Flanders
1974 A Dutch Surprise
1975 Merckx's Early Attack
1976 The Breakaway Drops the Sprinters
1977 Positive Tests at Doping Control
1978 A Classic Flahute Wins Flanders
1979
A New King of the Classics
1980 Pollentier’s Final Pop
CR's #16 Classic
1981 A Dutch Delight
1982 New Comer Gains a Great Victory
1983 A Dutchman with Help from a Teammate
1984 Lammerts Thrives in the Cold
1985 Vanderaerden Shines on a Miserable Day in Flanders
1986 Van der Poel Outsprints Kelly
1987 Disaster on the Koppenberg
1988 Eddy Planckaert and a Classic Flanders
1989 Bosberg Breakaway
1990 An Italian at Flanders
1991 Van Hooydonck’s Bosberg Blast
1992 The Always Aggressive Jacky Durant
1993 Young Belgian Superstar Emerges
1994 Bugno by a Millimeter
1995 Museeuw Launches on the Muur
1996 A Geraardsbergen Treat for Bartoli
1997 A Dane’s Daring Attack
1998 Museeuw Wins Solo from the Tenbosse!
1999
‘Native Son’ Wins a Royal Sprint

1929
   

Paris-Roubaix:
1896 Powerful German Dominates All
1897 Garin Holds on for the Victory
1898 "Little Chimney Sweep" Tmes 2
1899
Champon's Spark to Victory
1900 Track Star Smashes the Average Speed Record
1901 Changes to the Structure of Paris-Roubaix
1902 Lensa Again!
1903
New Stars Provide a Great Finish
1904 Aucouturier Again!
1905 Soldier on Leave Gains Paris-Roubaix Victory
1906 Popular Frenchman Escapes on the Doullens Hill
1907 Police Enforce a Road Tax
1908 Belgium 's Cycling Tradition in Full Swing
1909 Budding Superstar Gains the 1st of 3 P-R Victories
1910 Lapize Again!
1911 Lapize Times Three
1912 Hometown Hero Peaks for Paris-Roubaix
1913 Faber Adds Paris-Roubaix to His Palmares
1914 French Sprinter Pushes Huge Gear to Victory
1915 Not Held
1916 Not Held
1917 Not Held
1918 Not Held
1919 Journalists Proclaim a Legend: “The Hell of North”
1920 Deman Escapes Death and Wins Paris-Roubaix
1921 Le Auto Headline: “The Thoroughbred Triumphs…”
1922 Belgian Power!
1923 Unknown Swiss Sprinter Wins a Spring Double
1924 Van Hevel the Toast of Belgium
1925 Belgians Battle Italians
1926 A Generational Confrontation
1927 A Controversial Victory for George Ronsse
CR's #19
1928 “Dede” Ends Belgian Domination
1929 Ronsse was the Strongest but Meunier Wins
1930 Race Jury Decides the Victory
1931
Young Belgian Star Immerges

Tour de France:
1932 Gijssels Wins a Flanders/P-R Double
1933 Neo-Pro Beats the Veterans
1934 Lapebie's Great Ride Goes for Naught
1935 Rebry's Toughest Victory
1936
Frenchman's Controversial Win
1937
Italians Celebrate
1938 Changing of the Belgian Guard
1939
WW2 Overshadows P-R in 1939
1940 Not Held
1941 Not Held
1942 Not Held
1943 The “Black Eagle's” Return
1944 Ugliness of WW2 Overshadows l'Enfer du Nord
1945 Liberaton!
1946 Claes Surprises the “Unbeatable
1947 Tuscan Rider's Misfortune
1948
Van Steenbergen and Record Speed
1949
Confusing Outcome of “The Affair
1950 "Campionissimo" was Sublime
1951 Track Rider's Timely Attack

1952 The Clash of Two Titans!
CR's #1 Classic
1953 The Making of a Champion
1954 An Impressive Spring Run
1955 Coppi/Bobet Feud as Forstier Wins
1956 Bobet Finally Wins P-R
1957 De Bruyne Answers Belgian Critics
1958 Sprint Fest
1959 A Changing of the Guard
1960 Victory for a Trooper
1961 The Emperor Adds the “Queen
1962 Van Looy AGAIN!
1963 Never Say Die
1964 Plus ça change...
1965 Super Champion Ties the Record
1966 The Next Great Italian
1967 Janssen's Masterful Sprint
Tour de France:
1968 Save the Cobbles!!!
1969 Powerful Flemish Team Dominates
1970
Merckx Head and Shoulders Above
1971 Young Belgian Dominates
1972
"The Gypsy's" First Paris-Roubaix Victory
1973 Eddy Outdoes Himself
1974 Mr. Paris-Roubaix Cruises to Victory
1975 De Vlaeminck's 3rd
1976 Demeyer's Determination
1977 The Gypsy Sets the Record
1978 Moser's 1st... at Last!
1979 Francesco Again
1980 Moser's Incredible Pace
1981 Hinault Takes the "Queen"
1982 Dutchman Thanks Teammates
1983 A Determined Dutchman Would Not be Denied
CR's #11
1984 Kelly's Irish Spring
1985 Madiot's "Muddy Marvelous" Victory
1986 The King and the “Queen of the Classics”
1987 Young Belgian Prodigy Lives Up to His Promise
1988 Dirk’s LONG Breakaway Victory
1989 Belgian Dominance Continues
1990 By Less Than a Centimeter!
CR's #4 Classic
1991 Madiot's Second P-R Victory
1992 Duclos-Lassalle's Timely Attack
1993 Duclos-Lassalle by and Inch

1994 In the Muck and Mire
CR's #7 Classic
1995 Ballerini at Last
1996 Mapei's "Arranged" Finish
1997 Frenchman Surprises the Favorites
1998 Mapei 1-2-3!!!
1999 Tafi's Dream Ride to the Top of the Podium

1929
   
Liege-Bastogne-Liege:
1892 1st Edition of "Le Doyenne" Goes to Leon Houa
1893 Houa! Times 2
1894 Houa Contiues to Shine
1908 Frenchman Wins L-B-L Re-start
1909 Fastre Wins L-B-L
1910 Not Held
1911 L-B-L's Return
1912 L-B-L Goes Pro, Belgians 1-2-3
1913 Belgians 1-2-3... Again
1914 Not Held
1915 Not Held
1916
Not Held
1917 Not Held
1918 Not Held
1919 Extremely Cold Weather Hinders L-B-L

1920 Leon Scieur and Lucien Buysse Battle to the Finish
1921 Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1921
1922 Mottiat's 2nd Straight LBL Victory
1923 Small Field but a Big Win for Vermandel
1924 Vermandel Repeats Liege-Bastogne-Liege Victory
1925 Ronsse Sprints to Victory

1926 Dieudonne Smets Wins a Monument
1927 Raes Wins the Sprint
1928 Mottard's Long Breakaway Gains a Monument
1929 Rainy Day Victory for Schepers
1930 Big German Beats ALL the Belgians
1931 A Belgian Affair
1932 Houyoux Wins the Day for Belgium
1933 Gardier Solos to Victory
1934 Herckenrath Outsprints 5-Rider Breakaway
1935 Heavy Rain Can't Spoil the Day
1936
26th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1936
Tour de France:
1937 27th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1937
1938 28th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1938
1939 29th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1939
1940 Not Held
1941 Not Held
1942 Not Held
1943 30th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1943
1944 Not Held
1945 Resumption after the WW2 Bombardments in 1944
1946 32nd Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1946
1947 33rd Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1947
1948 34th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1948
1949 35th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1949
1950 36th Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1950
1951 The First Ardennes Double in 1951
1952
An Ardennes Double AGAIN!!!
1953
Alios De Hertog
1954 Marcel Emzer
1955 Ockers wins "Le Weekend Ardennais"
1956 Fred De Bruyne
1957 Controversial Railway Crossing
1958 Fred De Bruyne
1959 Fred De Bruyne
1960 Albertus Geldermans
1961 Rik Van Looy
1962 Jef Planckaert
1963 Frans Melckenbeeck
1964 Willy Blocklandt
1965 Carmine Preziosi
1966 Jacques Anquetil
1967 Walter Godefroot
1968
Walter Van Sweefelt
   
Tour de France:
1952 German Sprinter Takes a Dull Race
1953
Campionissimo! Finally…
1954 Bobet Conquers Difficult Course
1955 Strong Belgian’s Shining Moment
1956 Belgian Dominance
1957 Rik 1 Repeats As Champion
1958 An Italian Escape in France

1959 Sprinters Revel on a Flat Course
1960 Rik 2 Wins His First Champonship
1961 Rik Van Looy
1962 Jean Stablinski
1963
The Renaix Affair
1964 Jan Janssen
1965 Tom Simpson
1966 Rudi Altig
1967 Eddy Merckx
1968 Vittorio Adorni
1969 Harm Ottenbros
1970 Jean-Pierre Monsere
1971 Eddy Merckx
1972 Mariano Basso
1973 Felice Gimondi
1974 Merckx’s Last Lap Capture and Attack
1975 Hennie Kuiper
1976
Freddy Maertens
   
Giro di Lombardia:
1905 1st Giro di Lombardia 1905
1906 197 Km, Milan to Milan 1906
1907 210 Km, Milan to Sesto San Giovanni 1907
1908 210 Km, Milan to Sesto San Giovanni 1908
1909 193 Km, Milan to Sesto San Giovanni 1909
1910 232 Km, Milan to Sesto San Giovanni 1910
1911 232 Km, Milan to Sesto San Giovanni 1911
1912 235 Km, Milan to Milan 1912
1913 235 Km, Milan to Milan 1913
1914 235 Km, Milan to Milan 1914
1915 232 Km, Milan to Torretta 1915
1916 232 Km, Milan to Torretta 1916
1917 204 Km, Milan to Milan 1917
1918 256 Km, Milan to Sesto San Giovanni 1918
1919 Girardengo's 1st "Race of the Falling Leaves"
1920 French Superstar's Breakaway Victory
1921 261 Km, Milan to Milan 1921
1922 Girardengo's 2nd Lombardia Victory in a Row
1923 Brunero's Long Breakaway to Victory
1924 Brunero Breakaways for Repeat Victory
1925 Young Binda Wins Lombardia
1926 Binda Repeats Lombardia Win
1927 Binda Dominates Lombardia
1928 Belloni Earns a Soggy Victory
1929 Fossati's Great Ride
1930 Mara Victory after Piemontesi's Relegation
1931 Binda's Revenge
1932 Strong Finish for Negrini
1933 Piemontesi Wins “Race of the Falling Leaves
1934 Human Locomotive Powers Away
1935 Neo-Pro Solo!
1936 Gino Bartali's First Lombardia Victory
1937 Bini's Breakaway
Tour de France:
1938 Cinelli Out Sprints Bartali
1939
Grand Bartali Breakaway
1940 Bartali Two Victories in a Row

1941 Mario Ricci
1942 Aldo Bini
1943 Not Held
1944 Not Held
1945 Mario Ricci
1946 Fausto Coppi
1947 Fausto Coppi
1948 Fausto Coppi
1949 Fausto Coppi
1950 Renzo Soldani
1951 Louison Bobet
1952 Giuseppe Minardi
1953 Bruno Landi
1954 Fausto Coppi
1955 Cleto Maule
1956 An Inspirational End to Magni's 1956 Season
1957 Diego Ronchini
1958 Nico Defilippis
1959 Rik Van Looy
1960 Emile Daems
1961 Vito Taccone
1962 Jo de Roo
1963 Jo de Roo
1964 Gianni Motta
1965 Tom Simpson
1966 Felice Gimondi
1967
Franco Bitossi
1968
A Double Win for Van Springel CR's #12 Classic
1969 Jean-Pierre Monsere
1970
Franco Bitossi
Tour de France:
1971 Eddy Merckx
1972
Eddy Merckx
1973 Felice Gimondi
1974 Roger De Vlaeminck
1975 Francesco Moser
1976
De Vlaeminck's Drive to Victory CR's #20 Classic
1977 Gianbattista Baronchelli
1978 Francesco Moser
1979 Bernard Hinault
1980 Fons De Wolf
1981 Hennie Kuiper
1982 Giuseppe Saronni
1983 The Sprint! CR's #6 Classic
1984 Hinault Finishes 1984 in Style
1985 Kelly Victorious on a Modified Race Course
1986 Spectulation of Controversy
1987 Italian Delivers a Season Ending Surprise
1988 Mottet Turns It ON!
CR's #14 Classic
1989 A Valcava Launching Pad
1990 The Helvetia Plan
1991 Sean Kelly
1992 Tony Rominger
1993 Pascal Richard
1994 Vladislav Bobrik
1995 An Aggressive Race of Attrition
1996 Tafi’s Late Surge
1997 Blazing Speeds
1998 World Champion Rides Away
1999 Tchmil and Celestino Celebrate Victories

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Grand Champions Living and Dead

 
   
     
     


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