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1953 World Pro Road Cycling Championships

20th edition: Sunday, August 30, 1953
Lugano, Switzerland

World Road Cycling Championships podium history | 1954 edition | 1952 edition |

70 riders started, 27 classified finishers.
18 laps of 15 km totalling 270 km.
Winner's average speed: 35.92 km/hr

Fausto Coppi in 1952

Fausto Coppi after winning the 1952 Giro d'Italia

Complete Results:

  1. Fausto Coppi (Italy) 7hr 30min 59sec
  2. Germain Derijcke (Belgium) @ 6min 22sec
  3. Stan Ockers (Belgium) @ 7min 33sec
  4. Michele Gismondi (Italy) @ 7min 34sec
  5. Nino Defilippis (Italy) @ 9min 11sec
  6. Charly Gaul (Luxembourg) @ 9min 12sec
  7. Ferdy Kübler (Switzerland) @ 12min 57sec
  8. Louison Bobet (France) s.t.
  9. Raphaël Géminiani (France) s.t.
  10. Marcel Ernzer (Luxembourg) s.t.
  11. Martin van Geneugden (Belgium) s.t.
  12. Pasquale Fornara (Italy) s.t.
  13. Wout Wagtmans (Netherlands) s.t.
  14. Ludwig Hormann (Germany) @ 14min 38sec
  15. Antonin Rolland (France) s.t.
  16. Thijs Roks (Netherlands) @ 14min 44sec
  17. André Darrigade (France) @ 19min 39sec
  18. Briek Schotte (Belgium) s.t.
  19. Andres Trobat (Spain) s.t.
  20. Gerrit Voorting (Netherlands) @ 19min 47sec
  21. Valentin Petry (Germany) @ 27min 13sec
  22. Francisco Massip (Spain) s.t.
  23. Bernardo Ruiz (Spain) s.t.
  24. Jesus Lorono (Spain) s.t.
  25. Adolphe Deledda (France) s.t.
  26. Vincenzo Rossello (Italy) s.t.
  27. David Bedwell (Great Britain) @ 28min 55sec