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1927 Tour of Flanders - Ronde van Vlaanderen

11th edition: Sunday, April 3, 1927

Podium history of the Tour of Flanders | 1928 edition | 1926 edition

217 km. 96 starters, 41 classified finishers

Ascents: Tiegemberg, Kwaremont

Gerard Debaets throws in Alfred Letourner

Gérard Debaets throws in Alfred Letourner on a steeply banked track in a undated photo.

Complete results:

  1. Gérard Debaets (JB Louvet) 6hr 39min. 30.83 km/hr
  2. Gustaaf van Slembroeck (JB Louvet) @ 1min 35sec
  3. Maurice Dewaele (Wonder) @ 2min 20sec
  4. Léon Degravelinck (La Française) s.t.
  5. Julien Vervaecke (Peugeot-Dunlop) s.t.
  6. Gaston Rebry (Peugeot-Dunlop) s.t.
  7. Maurice Depauw (Thomann-Dunlop) @ 5min 55sec
  8. Henri Hoevenaers (Automoto) @ 7min 30sec
  9. Georges Ronsse (Automoto) @ 7min 40sec
  10. Leander Ghyssels (Griffon) @ 7min 50sec
  11. Maurice van Hyfte @ 10min 40sec
  12. Jules Huyvaert s.t.
  13. Raymond Decorte s.t.
  14. André Verbist s.t.
  15. Aimé Dossche @ 10min 50sec
  16. Joseph van Damne @ 11min 30sec
  17. Jules Deschepper @ 13min
  18. Raoul Degroote s.t.
  19. Leopold Matton s.t.
  20. Emile Hardy s.t.
  21. Léon van Aken s.t.
  22. Maurice Geldhof s.t.
  23. August Baumans s.t.
  24. Arthur Dewit @ 13min 30sec
  25. Rémy Maes s.t.
  26. Marcel Hesselmans @ 19min
  27. Eugène Greau s.t.
  28. Alexandre Maes s.t.
  29. Alfred Hamerlinck s.t.
  30. Jérôme Landsheer s.t.
  31. Désiré Louesse @ 30min
  32. Omer Vermeulen @ 31min
  33. Pierre Claes @ 35min
  34. Hector Martin s.t.
  35. Odiel Tailleu s.t.
  36. Armand Segers @ 37min
  37. Joseph Hemelsoet s.t.
  38. Joseph Wouters s.t.
  39. Adelin Benoît s.t.
  40. Dieudonné Smets s.t.
  41. Oscar Voet s.t.

Gerard Debaets in New Jersey

Bill Mallon was kind enough to share this picture of Gerard Dabaets with this note: [A picture] of my Dad from the 1940s. He is the guy on the left on the photo. Standing next to him - the non-rider was his coach in northern New Jersey in the 30s and 40 - Gerry Debaets - a top 6-day rider and Tour of Flanders champion in 1924 & 1927. Just an FYI. He was my a close friend of my father and when I was 4-5 years old (circa 1957) I remember hanging around his bike shop on Saturdays with my Dad and playing with the gears and getting all dirty and greasy.

Gerard Dabaets

Another photo of Dabaets from his racing days.