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1975 Tour of Flanders

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Dates  6 April 1975
Distance  255 km (158.4 mi)
Winner  Eddy Merckx (BEL)
Stages  1
Winning time  6h 16'
Second  Frans Verbeeck (BEL)

The 59th running of the Tour of Flanders cycling race in Belgium was held on Sunday 6 April 1975. Belgian Eddy Merckx won the classic a second time. The race started in Ghent and finished in Meerbeke (Ninove).

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Course

World champion Eddy Merckx concluded his second win after another memorable raid to the finish. Merckx broke clear from the peloton on the Oude Kwaremont together with fellow Belgian Frans Verbeeck with 104 km to ride. Merckx and Verbeeck continued working for the remainder of the course, until Merckx distanced his worn-out companion in Denderwindeke, 6 km before the finish in Meerbeke. The best of the other riders came in at more than five minutes.

Climbs

There were eight categorized climbs:

References

1975 Tour of Flanders Wikipedia


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