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1972 World Pro Road Cycling Championships

39th edition: Sunday, August 6, 1972
Gap, France

World Road Cycling Championships podium history | 1973 edition | 1971 edition |

89 riders started, 42 classified finishers.
18 laps of 14.031 km totalling 272.5km. Winner's average speed: 38.39 km/hr

Marino Basso at teh 1973 Coppa Placci

Marino Basso in his rainbow jersey racing the 1973 Coppa Placci

Complete Results:

  1. Marino Basso (Italy) 7hr 5min 59sec
  2. Franco Bitossi (Italy) s.t.
  3. Cyrille guimard (France) s.t.
  4. Eddy Merckx (Belgium) s.t.
  5. Joop Zoetemelk (Netherlands) s.t.
  6. Michele Dancelli (Italy) s.t.
  7. Leif Mortensen (Denmark) s.t.
  8. Frans Verbeeck (Belgium) s.t.
  9. Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (France) @ 1min 7sec
  10. Felice Gimondi (Italy) s.t.
  11. Wladimiro Panizza (Italy) @ 1min 9sec
  12. Roger de Vlaeminck (Belgium) @ 1min 14sec
  13. Karl-Heinz Muddeman (Germany) @ 2min 4sec
  14. Domingo Perurena (Spain) @ 4min 43sec
  15. Santiago Lazcano (Spain) @ 4min 45sec
  16. Wilfried Peffgen (Germany) @ 10min 1sec
  17. Raymond Riotte (France) s.t.
  18. Barry Hoban (Great Britain) s.t.
  19. Michel Perin (France) s.t.
  20. Johnny Schleck (Luxembourg) s.t.
  21. Wim Prinsen (Netherlands) s.t.
  22. Sid Barras (Great Britain) s.t.
  23. Marinus Wagtmans (Netherlands) s.t.
  24. Augustin Tamames (Spain) s.t.
  25. Colin Lewis (Great Britain) s.t.
  26. Vicente Lopez Carril (Spain) s.t.
  27. Louis Pfenninger (Switzerland) s.t.
  28. Kurt Ruub (Switzerland) s.t.
  29. Roland Berland (France) s.t.
  30. Giancarlo Polidori (Italy) s.t.
  31. Antonio Martos (Spain) s.t.
  32. Yves Hézard (France) s.t.
  33. Raymond Poulidor (France) s.t.
  34. Gianni Motta (Italy) s.t.
  35. Raymond Delisle (France) s.t.
  36. Gösta Pettersson (Sweden) s.t.
  37. Davide Boifava (Italy) s.t.
  38. Lucien van Impe (Belgium) s.t.
  39. Bernard Thévenet (France) s.t.
  40. Giovanni Cavalcanti (Italy) s.t.
  41. Francisco Galdos (Spain) s.t.
  42. Joaquim Agostinho (Portugal) s.t.