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1979 Tour of Flanders - Ronde van Vlaanderen

63rd edition: Sunday, April 1, 1979

Podium history of the Tour of Flanders | 1980 edition | 1978 edition

Sint Niklaas - Meerbeke, 267 km. 180 starters, 34 classified finishers

Ascents: Oude Kwaremont, Koppenberg, Taaienberg, Eikenberg, Boigneberg, Volkegemberg, Steenberg, Muur van Geraardsbergen, Bosberg

Jan Raas

Jan Raas leads

Complete results:

  1. Jan Raas (TI-Raleigh) 6hr 31min 0sec. 40.97 km/hr
  2. Marc Demeyer (Flandria-Ca Va Seul-Sunair) @ 1min 4sec
  3. Daniel Willems (Ijsboercke-Warncke Eis-Gios) @ 1min 15sec
  4. Marc Renier (KAS-Campagnolo) s.t.
  5. Piet Van Katwijk (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
  6. Jos Schipper (Marc-Zeepsentrale-Superia) s.t.
  7. Hennie Kuiper (Peugeot-Esso-Michelin) s.t.
  8. Walter Godefroot (Ijsboercke-Warncke Eis-Gios) s.t.
  9. Guido Van Calster (DAF Trucks-Lejeune-Aida) @ 1min 20sec
  10. Joop Zoetemelk (Miko-Mercier) @ 1min 25sec
  11. Francesco Moser (Sanson) @ 1min 30sec
  12. Roger de Vlaeminck (Gis Gelati) s.t.
  13. Willem Peeters (Safir-Ludo) s.t.
  14. Walter Planckaert (Mini Flat-Vdb-Pirelli) s.t.
  15. Guy Sibille (Peugeot-Esso-Michelin) s.t.
  16. Henk Lubberding (TI-Raleigh) @ 3min 50sec
  17. Benny Schepmans (Safir-Ludo) @ 4min 55sec
  18. Willy Teirlinck (KAS-Campagnolo) @ 5min 50sec
  19. Alfons Van Katwijk (Marc-Zeepcentrale-Superia) s.t.
  20. Jan Aling (Marc-Zeepcentrale-Superia) @ 7min 30sec
  21. Jean-Philippe Vandenbrande (Safir-Ludo) s.t.
  22. Walter Dalgal (KAS-Campagnolo) @ 8min 15sec
  23. Frans Van Looy (KAS-Campagnolo) s.t.
  24. Etienne Van der Helst (KAS-Campagnolo) s.t.
  25. Marc Dierickx (Marc-Zeepcentale-Superia) s.t.
  26. Sean Kelly (Splendor-Euro Soap) s.t.
  27. Jacques Bossis (Peugeot-Esso-Michelin) s.t.
  28. Giuseppe Walter Passuello (Gis Gelati) s.t.
  29. Ludwig Wijnants (Mini Flat-Vdb-Pirelli) s.t.
  30. Fons de Wolf (Boule d'Or-Lano-Campagnolo) s.t.
  31. Gregor Braun (Peugeot-Esso-Michelin) s.t.
  32. Gérard Blockx (KAS-Campagnolo) s.t.
  33. Dirk Baert (Carlos-Galli-GBC-Castelli) s.t.
  34. Ronny van Marcke (Splendor-Euro Soap) s.t.