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1981 Omloop Het Volk ( HC)

This race is now "Omloop Het Nieuwsblad"

36th edition: February 26, 1981

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad podium history | 1980 edition | 1982 edition

Gent - Gent, 224 km / 38.731 km/hr
159 starters / 26 classified finishers

Jan Raas

Jan Raas riding the wet streets of the 1981 Het Volk

Jan Raas

And the race belongs to Jan Raas.

It was an icy cold, wet Saturday when Jan Raas beat his three fellow breakaways to win the first important race of the 1981 season.

In 1981 Raas was only the third non-Belgian to win Het Volk, the other two being Seamus Elliot in 1959 and Dutchman Jo De Roo in 1966.

Complete Results:

1 Jan Raas  TI-Raleigh-Creda 5hr 45min
2 Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle  Peugeot-Esso-Michelin s.t.
3 Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke  La Redoute-Motobecane s.t.
4 Frank Hoste  TI-Raleigh-Creda s.t.
5 Wies Van Dongen HB Alarmsystemen 2min 12sec
6 Roger De Vlaeminck  DAF Trucks-Cote d'Or-Gazelle 2min 18sec
7 Jacques Bossis  Peugeot-Esso-Michelin s.t.
8 Walter Planckaert  Splendor-Wickes s.t.
9 Adri Jos Schipper  HB Alarmsystemen s.t.
10 William Tackaert  DAF Trucks-Cote d'Or-Gazelle s.t.
11 Hennie Kuiper DAF Trucks-Cote d'Or-Gazelle s.t.
12 Rik van Linden Boule d'Or-Sunair 4min 35sec
13 Henk Lubberding TI-Raleigh-Creda s.t.
14 Jean-Philippe Vandenbroucke Safir-Ludo-Galli s.t.
15 Cees Priem TI-Raleigh-Creda s.t.
16 Daniel Willems Capri Sonne s.t.
17 Ferdi van den Haute La Redoute-Motobecane s.t.
18 Ad van Peer HB Alarmsystemen s.t.
19 Pol Verschuere Capri Sonne s.t.
20 Rudy Pevenage Capri Sonne s.t.
21 Jos Jacobs Capri Sonne s.t.
22 Johan van der Velde TI-Raleigh-Creda s.t.
23 Jan Bogaert Vermeer-Thijs s.t.
24 Roelof Groen HB Alarmsystemen s.t.
25 Hans Vonk HB Alarmsystemen s.t.
26 Frits Pirard Boule d'Or-Sunair s.t.