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1956 World Pro Road Cycling Championships

23rd edition: Sunday, August 26, 1956
Copenhagen (Ballerup) , Denmark

World Road Cycling Championships podium history | 1957 edition | 1955 edition |

71 riders started, 27 classified finishers.
22 laps of 12.96 km totalling 285.1 km.
Winner's average speed: 33.34 km/hr

Rik van Steenbergen

Complete Results:

  1. Rik van Steenbergen (Belgium) 7hr 26min 15sec
  2. Rik van Looy (Belgium) s.t.
  3. Gerrit Schulte (Netherlands) s.t.
  4. Stan Ockers (Belgium) s.t.
  5. Alfred de Bruyne (Belgium) s.t.
  6. Germain Derijcke (Belgium) s.t.
  7. Gerrit Voorting (Netherlands) s.t.
  8. Louison Bobet (France) s.t.
  9. Jacques Dupont (France) s.t.
  10. Daan de Groot (Netherlands) s.t.
  11. André Vlayen (Belgium) @ 12sec
  12. Fiorenzo Magni (Italy) @ 30sec
  13. André Darrigade (France) @ 2min 35sec
  14. Seamus Elliott (Ireland) s.t.
  15. Fausto Coppi (Italy) s.t.
  16. Bernard Gauthier (France) s.t.
  17. Pierino Baffi (Italy) s.t.
  18. Jan Adriaenssens (Belgium) s.t.
  19. David Bedwell (Great Britain) @ 6min 56sec
  20. Cleto Maule (Italy) @ 11min 58sec
  21. Remo Pianezzi (Switzerland) s.t.
  22. Antonio Ferraz (Spain) st.
  23. Emil Reinecke (Germany) s.t.
  24. Jean-Claude Graet (Switzerland) s.t.
  25. Horst Backat (Germany) s.t.
  26. Wim Rusman (Netherlands) s.t.
  27. Kaj-Allan Olsen (Denmark) s.t.