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1978 Gent - Wevelgem,
Belgium

Ghent - Wevelgem (English), Gand - Wevelgem (French)

40th edition, April 12, 1978

Gent - Wevelgem podium history | 1977 edition | 1979 edition

246 km / 38.44 km/hr
183 starters, 40 classified finishers

Ferdi Van den Haute

Winner Fedi Van den Haute

Complete Results:

1 Ferdi Van Den Haute (Marc-Zeepcentrale-Superia) 6hr 24min
2 Walter Planckaert (C & A) @ 1min 5sec
3 Francesco Moser (Sanson) s.t.
4 Jan Raas (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
5 Ludo Peeters (Ijsboerke-Gios) @ 1min 15sec
6 Roger De Vlaeminck (Sanson) s.t.
7 Rik Van Linden (Bianchi-Faema) @ 2min 10sec
8 Ronald De Witte (Sanson) s.t.
9 Freddy Maertens (Flandria-Velda-Lano) s.t.
10 Michel Pollentier (Flandria-Velda-Lano) s.t.
11 Marc Demeyer (Flandria-Velda-Lano) @ 5min 45sec
12 Etienne Van Der Helst (C & A) s.t.
13 Piet Van Katwijk (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
14 Wilfried Wesemael (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
15 Pol Verschuere (Flandria-Velda-Lano) @ 7min 5sec
16 Ronny Bossant (Sanson) s.t.
17 Herman Van Der Slagmolen (Sanson) @ 7min 30sec
18 Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Peugeot-Esso-Michelin) s.t.
19 Eddy Cael (Mini Flat-Boule d'Or-Colnago) s.t.
20 Herman Beyssens (Flandria-Velda-Lano) s.t.
21 Jean-Philippe Vandenbrande (Safir-Beyers-Ludo) @ 7min 55sec
22 Johnny Vanderveken (Old Lords-Splendor-KSB) @ 8min 0sec
23 Roger Verschaeve (Flandria-Velda-Lano) @ 8min 5sec
24 Willy De Geest (Sanson) s.t.
25 Cees Priem (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
26 Rudy Pevenage (Ijsboerke-Gios) s.t.
27 Gerrie Knetemann (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
28 Phil Edwards (Sanson) s.t.
29 Dirk Baert (Carlos-Galli-Alan) @ 10min 50sec
30 Johan Van Der Meer (Jet Star Jeans) @ 11min 20sec
31 Henri Vandenbrande (Safir-Beyers-Ludo) s.t.
32 Ludo Delcroix (Ijsboerke-Gios) s.t.
33 Walter Naegels (Avia-Groene Leeuw) s.t.
34 Cees Bal (Bode Deuren-Shimano) s.t.
35 Aad Van Den Hoek (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
36 Geert Malfait (Marc-Zeepcentrale-Superia) s.t.
37 Albert Van Vlierberghe (Flandria-Velda-Lano) s.t.
38 Johan Van Der Velde (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
39 Henk Lubberding (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
40 Fabrizio Fabbri (Sanson) s.t.