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1981 Liège-Bastogne-Liège

67th edition: Sunday, April 19, 1981

Liège-Bastogne-Liège podium history | 1982 edition | 1980 edition |

126 starters, 25 classified finishers

Belgium, 244 km: 35.36 km/hr average speed

Johan Van der Velde crossed the line first, but was disqualified after being positive for dope. No third place was awarded.

Josef Fusch rides teh stelvio in the 1972 Giro d'Italia

Josef Fuchs climbs the Stelvio in the 1972 Giro d'Italia

Complete Results:

  1. Josef Fuchs (Cilo-Aufina) 6hr 54min 0sec
  2. Stefan Mutter (Cilo-Aufina) @ 50sec
  3. X
  4. Ludo Peeters (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
  5. Guido van Calster (Splendor-Wickes-Europ Decor) @ 2min 0sec
  6. Eddy Schepers (DAF Trucks-Cote d'Or) s.t.
  7. Rudy Pevenage (Capri Sonne) @ 2min 54sec
  8. Bert Oosterbosch (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
  9. Gerrie Knetemann (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
  10. Frits Pirard (Boule d'Or-Sunair) s.t.
  11. Sean Kelly (Splendor-Wickes-Europ Decor) s.t.
  12. Hennie Kuiper (DAF Truck-Cote d'Or) s.t.
  13. Jan Jonkers (Boston-Mavic) s.t.
  14. Derek Hunt (Boston-Mavic) s.t.
  15. Jean-René Bernaudeau (Peugeot-Esso) s.t.
  16. Godi Schmutz (Cilo-Aufina) s.t.
  17. Claude Criquielion (Splendor-Wickes-Europ Decor) @ 2min 55sec
  18. Bernard Hinault (Renault-Elf) s.t.
  19. Patrick Versluys (Boule d'Or-Sunair) @ 8min 5sec
  20. Pascal Simon (Peugeot-Esso) s.t.
  21. Theo de Rooy (Capri Sonne) s.t.
  22. Bernard Vallet (La Redoute) @ 12min 26sec
  23. Jean-Luis Gauthier (Miko-Mercier) s.t.
  24. Adrie Van der Poel (DAF Trucks-Cote d'Or) s.t.
  25. Guy Janiszewski (Boule d'Or-Sunair) @ 24min 0sec