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1971 World Pro Road Cycling Championships

38th edition: Sunday, September 5, 1971
Mendrisio, Switzerland

World Road Cycling Championships podium history | 1972 edition | 1970 edition |

93 riders started, 57 classified finishers.
16 laps of 16.8 km totalling 268.8km. Winner's average speed: 40.41 km/hr

Eddy Merckx in the 1972 Giro d'Italia

Eddy Merckx in the 1972 Giro, stage 17, riding up the Stelvio.

Complete Results:

  1. Eddy Merckx (Belgium) 6hr 39min 6sec
  2. Felice Gimondi (Italy) s.t.
  3. Cyrille Guimard (France) @ 1min 13sec
  4. Giancarlo Polidori (Italy) s.t.
  5. Georges Pintens (Belgium) s.t.
  6. Leif Mortensen (Denmark) s.t.
  7. Michele Dancelli (Italy) @ 6min 51sec
  8. Frans Verbeeck (Belgium) s.t.
  9. Ole Ritter (Denmark) s.t.
  10. Roger Swerts (Belgium) s.t.
  11. Augustin Tamames (Spain) s.t.
  12. Tomas Pettersson (Sweden) s.t.
  13. Bernard Thévenet (France) s.t.
  14. William Bilsland (Great Britain) s.t.
  15. Jean-Pierre Genêt (France) s.t.
  16. Franco Bitossi (Italy) s.t.
  17. Eric Leman (Belgium) s.t.
  18. Evert Dolman (Netherlands) s.t.
  19. Aldo Moser (Italy) s.t.
  20. Erwin Thalmann (Switzerland) s.t.
  21. Joop Zoetemelk (Netherlands) s.t.
  22. Bernard Labourdette (France) s.t.
  23. Jean-Luc Molineris (France) @ 7min 20sec
  24. Joseph Van der Vleuten (Netherlands) @ 7min 25sec
  25. Domingo Perurena (Spain) s.t.
  26. Marinus Wagtmans (Netherlands) @ 7min 31sec
  27. Louis Pfenninger (Switzerland) s.t.
  28. Erik Pettersson (Sweden) s.t.
  29. René Pijnen (Netherlands) s.t.
  30. Kurt Ruub (Switzerland) s.t.
  31. Wilmo Francioni (Italy) @ 8min 6sec
  32. Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (France) s.t.
  33. Giovanni Jimenez (Colombia) s.t.
  34. Roberto Poggiali (Italy) s.t.
  35. Francisco Galdos (Spain) s.t.
  36. Jan Janssen (Netherlands) @ 8min 10sec
  37. Harry Jansen (Netherlands) s.t.
  38. Hans Junkermann (Germany0 s.t.
  39. Gösta Pettersson (Sweden) s.t.
  40. Eric de Vlaeminck (Belgium) s.t.
  41. Walter Godefroot (Belgium) s.t.
  42. André Dierickx (Belgium) s.t.
  43. Marino Basso (Italy) s.t.
  44. Miguel-Maria Lasa (Spain) s.t.
  45. Raymond Poulidor (France) s.t.
  46. Roger de Vlaeminck (Belgium) s.t.
  47. Yves Hézard (France) s.t.
  48. Andres Oliva (Spain) s.t.
  49. Gerben Karstens (Netherlands) s.t.
  50. Italo Zilioli (Italy) s.t.
  51. Herman van Springel (Belgium) s.t.
  52. Gino Cavalcanti (Italy) s.t.
  53. Eduardo Castello (Spain) s.t.
  54. Gérard Vianen (Netherlands) s.t.
  55. Colin Lewis (Great Britain) @ 14mn 13sec
  56. Eric Spahn (Switzerland) s.t.
  57. Bernard Vivian (Switzerland) s.t.