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Men's Road Race History:

1927:

Germany, Nurburgring, 182.48 kms

1. Alfredo Binda (Ita)
2. C Girardengo (Ita)
3. Dom Piemontesi (Ita)
4. Gaetano Belloni (Ita)
5. Jean Aerts (Bel)

1928:

Hungary, Budapest, 192 kms

1. Georges Ronsse (Bel)
2. Herbert Nebe (Ger)
3. Bruno Wolke (Ger)
4. Jef Dervaes (Bel)
5. Walter Cap (Aut)

1929:

Switzerland, Zurich, 200 kms

1. Georges Ronsse (Bel)
2. Nicolas Frantz (Lux)
3. Alfredo Binda (Ita)
4. Jef Dervaes (Bel)
5. Leon Frascarelli (Ita)

1930:

Belgium, Liège, 210 kms

1. Alfredo Binda (Ita)
2. Learco Uerra (Ita)
3. Georges Ronsse (Bel)
4. Kurt Stoepel (Ger)
5. Allegro Grandi (Ita)

1931:

Denmark, Kobenhavn, 172 kms

1. Learco Guerra (Ita)
2. Ferdinand Le Drogo (Fra)
3. Albert Buechi (Swi)
4. Fabio Battesin (Ita)
5. Max Bulla (Aut)

1932:

Italy, Roma, 206.1 kms

1. Alfredo Binda (Ita)
2. Remo Bertoni (Ita)
3. Nicolas Frantz (Lux)
4. Ricardo Montero (Spa)
5. Learco Guerra (Ita)

1933:

France, Monthléry, 250 kms

1. Georges Speicher (Fra)
2. Antonin Magne (Fra)
3. Marin Valentin (Ned)
4. Alfred Haemerlinck (Bel)
5. Alfred Schepers (Bel)

1934:

Germany, Leipzig, 225.8 kms

1. Karel Kaers (Bel)
2. Learco Guerra (Ita)
3. Gustaaf Danneels (Bel)
4. Gerhard Huschke (Ger)
5. Gerrit Van der Ruit (Ned)

1935:

Belgium, Florette, 216 kms

1. Jean Aerts (Bel)
2. Luciano Montero (Spa)
3. Gustaaf Danneels (Bel)
4. Aldo Bini (Ita)
5. Leo Amberg (Swi)

1936:

Switzerland, Berne, 218.4 kms

1. Antonin Magne (Fra)
2. Aldo Bini (Ita)
3. Theo Middelkamp (Ned)
4. Paul Egli (Swi)
5. Werner Hansen (Den)

1937:

Denmark, Kobenhavn, 297.5 kms

1. Eloi Meulenberg (Bel)
2. Emil Kijewski (Ger)
3. Paul Egli (Swi)
4. Jean Majerus (Lux)
5. Georges Speicher (Fra)

1938:

Netherlands, Valkenburg, 273 kms

1. Marcel Kint (Bel)
2. Paul Egli (Swi)
3. Leo Amberg (Swi)
4. Piet Vannek (Ned)
5. Edward Vissers (Bel)

1946:

Switzerland, Zurich, 270 kms

1. Hans Knecht (Swi)
2. Marcel Kint (Bel)
3. Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)
4. Mario Ricci (Ita)
5. Gerrit Schulte (Ned)

1947:

France, Reims, 274.035 kms

1. Theo Middelkamp (Ned)
2. Albert Sercu (Bel)
3. Jef Jansen (Ned)
4. Fiorenzo Magni (Ita)
5. Ed Fachleiter (Fra)

1948:

Netherlands, Valkenburg, 266.8 kms

1. Briek Schotte (Bel)
2. Apo Lazarides (Fra)
3. Luc Teisseire (Fra)
4. Luciano Maggini (Ita)
5. Marcel Dupont (Bel)

1949:

Denmark, Kobenhavn, 290 kms

1. Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)
2. Ferdi Kubler (Swi)
3. Fausto Coppi (Ita)
4. Briek Schotte (Bel)
5. Gerrit Schulte (Ned)

1950:

Belgium, Moorslede, 284 kms

1. Briek Schotte (Bel)
2. Theo Middelkamp (Ned)
3. Ferdi Kubler (Swi)
4. Gerrit Schulte (Ned)
5. Louison Bobet (Fra)

1951:

Italy, Varèse, 295.2 kms

1. Ferdi Kubler (Swi)
2. Fiorenzo Magni (Ita)
3. Antonio Bevilacqua (Ita)
4. Jos De Feyter (Bel)
5. Gerrit Voortig (Ned)

1952:

Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 280 kms

1. Heinz Muller (Ger)
2. Gottfried Weilemann (Swi)
3. Ludwig Hormann (Ger)
4. Fiorenzo Magni (Ita)
5. Robert Varnajo (Fra)

1953:

Switzerland, Lugano, 270 kms

1. Fausto Coppi (Ita)
2. Germain Derijcke (Bel)
3. Stan Ockers (Bel)
4. Michele Gismondi (Ita)
5. Nino Defilippis (Ita)

1954:

Germany, Sollingen, 240 kms

1. Louison Bobet (Fra)
2. Fritz Schar (Swi)
3. Charly Gaul (Lux)
4. Michele Gismondi (Ita)
5. Jacques Anquetil (Fra)

1955:

Italy, Frascati, 293.132 kms

1. Stan Ockers (Bel)
2. Jean-Paul Schmitz (Lux)
3. Germain Derijcke (Bel)
4. Gastone Nencini (Ita)
5. Marcel Janssens (Bel)

1956:

Denmark, Ballerup, 285.12 kms

1. Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)
2. Rik Van Looy (Bel)
3. Gerrit Schulte (Ned)
4. Stan Ockers (Bel)
5. Fred Debruyne (Bel)

1957:

Belgium, Waregem, 285.6 kms

1. Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)
2. Louison Bobet (Fra)
3. André Darrigade (Fra)
4. Rik Van Looy (Bel)
5. Fred De Bruyne (Bel)

1958:

France, Reims, 276.794 kms

1. Ercole Baldini (Ita)
2. Louison Bobet (Fra)
3. André Darrigade (Fra)
4. Vito Favero (Ita)
5. Jean Forestier (Fra)

1959:

Netherlands, Zandwoort, 292.033 kms

1. André Darrigade (Fra)
2. Michele Gismondi (Ita)
3. Noel Fore (Bel)
4. Tom Simpson (GB)
5. Diego Ronchini (Ita)

1960:

Germany, Sachsenring, 279.392 km

1. Rik Van Looy (Bel)
2. André Darrigade (Fra)
3. Pino Cerami (Bel)
4. Imerio Massignan (Ita)
5. Raymond Poulidor (Fra)

1961:

Switzerland, Berne, 285.252 kms

1. Rik Van Looy (Bel)
2. Nino Defilippis (Ita)
3. Raymond Poulidor (Fra)
4. José Bernardez (Spa)
5. Jo De Roo (Ned)

1962:

Italy, Salo, 296.24 kms

1. Jean Stablinski (Fra)
2. Seamus Elliott (Ire)
3. Jos Hoevenaers (Bel)
4. Rolf Wolfshohl (Ger)
5. Arnoldo Pambianco (Ita)

1963:

Belgium, Ronse, 278.8 kms

1. Benoni Beheyt (Bel)
2. Rik Van Looy (Bel)
3. Jo De Haan (Ned)
4. André Darrigade (Fra)
5. Raymond Poulidor (Fra)

1964:

France, Sallanches, 290 kms

1. Jan Janssen (Ned)
2. Vittorio Adorni (Ita)
3. Raymond Poulidor (Fra)
4. Tom Simpson (GB)
5. Italo Zilioli (Ita)

1965:

Spain, Lasarte, 267.4 kms

1. Tom Simpson (GB)
2. Rudi Altig (Ger)
3. Roger Swerts (Bel)
4. Peter Post (Ned)
5. Karl-Heinz Kunde (Ger)

1966:

Germany, Nurburgring, 273.72 kms

1. Rudi Altig (Ger)
2. Jacques Anquetil (Fra)
3. Raymond Poulidor (Fra)
4. Gianni Motta (Ita)
5. Jean Stablinski (Fra)

1967:

Netherlands, Heerlen, 265.18 kms

1. Eddy Merckx (Bel)
2. Jan Janssen (Ned)
3. Ramon Saez (Spa)
4. Gianni Motta (Ita)
5. declassified

1968:

Italy, Imola, 277.308 kms

1. Vittorio Adorni (Ita)
2. Herman Van Springel (Bel)
3. Michele Dancelli (Ita)
4. Franco Bitossi (Ita)
5. Vito Tacone (Ita)

1969:

Belgium, Zolder, 262.86 kms

1. Harm Ottenbros (Ned)
2. Julien Stevens (Bel)
3. Michele Dancelli (Ita)
4. Guido Reybrouck (Bel)
5. Roger Swerts (Bel)

1970:

Great Britain, Leicester, 271.96 kms

1. J-P Monsere (Bel)
2. Leif Mortensen (Den)
3. Felice Gimondi (Ita)
4. Leslie West (GB)
5. Charles Rouxel (Fra)

1971:

Switzerland, Mendrisio, 268.8 kms

1. Eddy Merckx (Bel)
2. Felice Gimondi (Ita)
3. Cyril Guimard (Fra)
4. Giancarlo Polidori (Ita)
5. Georges Pintens (Bel)

1972:

France, Gap, 272.574 kms

1. Marino Basso (Ita)
2. Franco Bitossi (Ita)
3. Cyril Guimard (Fra)
4. Eddy Merckx (Bel)
5. Joop Zoetemelk (Ned)

1973:

Spain, Montjuich, 248.659 kms

1. Felice Gimondi (Ita)
2. Freddy Maertens (Bel)
3. Luis Ocana (Spa)
4. Eddy Merckx (Bel)
5. Joop Zoetemelk (Ned)

1974:

Canada, Montréal, 262.5 kms

1. Eddy Merckx (Bel)
2. Raymond Poulidor (Fra)
3. Mariano Martinez (Fra)
4. G. Santambrogio (Ita)
5. Bernard Thevenet (Fra)

1975:

Belgium, Yvoir, 266 kms

1. Hennie Kuiper (Ned)
2. Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
3. J-P Danguillaume (Fra)
4. Pedro Torres (Spa)
5. Joop Zoetemelk (Ned)

1976:

Italy, Ostuni, 288 kms

1. Freddy Maertens (Bel)
2. Francesco Moser (Ita)
3. Tino Conti (Ita)
4. Joop Zoetemelk (Ned)
5. Eddy Merckx (Bel)

1977:

Venezuela, San Cristobal, 255 kms

1. Francesco Moser (Ita)
2. Dietrich Thurau (Ger)
3. Franco Bitossi (Ita)
4. Hennie Kuiper (Ned)
5. Domingo Perurena (Spa)

1978:

Germany, Nurburgring, 273.72 kms

1. Gerrie Knetemann (Ned)
2. Francesco Moser (Ita)
3. Jorgen Marcussen (Den)
4. Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)
5. Bernard Hinault (Fra)

1979:

Netherlands, Valkenburg, 274.8 kms

1. Jan Raas (Ned)
2. Dietrich Thurau (Ger)
3. JR Bernaudeau (Fra)
4. André Chalmel (Fra)
5. Henk Lubberding (Ned)

1980:

France, Sallanches, 268 kms

1. Bernard Hinault (Fra)
2. G Baronchelli (Ita)
3. Juan Fernandez (Spa)
4. Wladimiro Panizza (Ita)
5. Jonathan Boyer (USA)

1981:

Czechoslovakia, Prague, 281.4 kms

1. Freddy Maertens (Bel)
2. Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)
3. Bernard Hinault (Fra)
4. Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle (Fra)
5. Guido Vancalster (Bel)

1982:

Great Britain, Goodwood, 275.13 kms

1. Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)
2. Greg Lemond (USA)
3. Sean Kelly (Ire)
4. Joop Zoetemelk (Ned)
5. Marino Lejarreta (Spa)

1983:

Switzerland, Altenrhein, 269.892 kms

1. Greg Lemond (USA)
2. Adri Van Der Poel (Ned)
3. Stephen Roche (Ire)
4. Faustino Ruperez (Spa)
5. Claude Criquielion (Bel)

1984:

Spain, Barcelona, 255.55 kms

1. Claude Criquielion (Bel)
2. Claudio Corti (Ita)
3. Steve Bauer (Can)
4. Hubert Seiz (Swi)
5. Bernard Bourreau (Fra)

1985:

Italy, Giavera Montello, 265.5 kms

1. Joop Zoetemelk (Ned)
2. Greg Lemond (USA)
3. Moreno Argentin (Ita)
4. Marc Madiot (Fra)
5. Harald Maier (Aut)

1986:

USA, Colorado Springs, 261 kms

1. Moreno Argentin (Ita)
2. Charles Mottet (Fra)
3. Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)
4. Juan Fernandez (Spa)
5. Sean Kelly (Ire)

1987:

Germany, Villach, 276 kms

1. Stephen Roche (Ire)
2. Moreno Argentin (Ita)
3. Juan Fernandez (Spa)
4. Rolf Golz (Ger)
5. Sean Kelly (IRL)

1988:

Belgium, Ronse, 274 kms

1. Maurizio Fondriest (Ita)
2. Martial Gayant (Fra)
3. Juan Fernandez (Spa)
4. Hartmut Boelts (RFA)
5. Mauro Gianetti (Swi)

1989:

France, Chambéry, 259.35 kms

1. Greg Lemond (USA)
2. Dmitri Konyshev (Rus)
3. Sean Kelly (IRL)
4. Steven Rooks (Ned)
5. Thierry Claveyrolat (Fra)

1990:

Japan, Utsunomiya, 261 kms

1. Rudy Dhaenens (Bel)
2. Dirk de Wolf (Bel)
3. Gianni Bugno (Ita)
4. Greg Lemond (USA)
5. Sean Kelly (Ire)

1991:

Germany, Stuttgart, 252.8 kms

1. Gianni Bugno (Ita)
2. Steven Rooks (Ned)
3. Miguel Indurain (Spa)
4. Alvaro Mejia (Col)
5. Kai Hundertmark (Ger)

1992:

Spain, Benidorm, 261.6 kms

1. Gianni Bugno (Ita)
2. Laurent Jalabert (Fra)
3. Dmitri Konyshev (Rus)
4. Tony Rominger (Swi)
5. Steven Rooks (Ned)

1993:

Norway, Oslo, 257.6 kms

1. Lance Armstrong (USA)
2. Miguel Indurain (Spa)
3. Olaf Ludwig (Ger)
4. Johan Museeuw (Bel)
5. Maurizio Fondriest (Ita)

1994:

Sicily, Agrigiento, 251.8 kms

1. Luc Leblanc (Fra)
2. Claudio Chiappucci (Ita)
3. Richard Virenque (Fra)
4. Massimo Ghirotto (Ita)
5. Dmitri Konyshev (Rus)

1995:

Colombia, Bogota, 265.5 kms

1. Abraham Olano (Spa)
2. Miguel Indurain (Spa)
3. Marco Pantani (Ita)
4. Mauro Gianetti (Swi)
5. Pascal Richard (Swi)

1996:

Switzerland, Lugano, 252 kms

1. Johan Museeuw (Bel)
2. Mauro Gianetti (Swi)
3. Michele Bartoli (Ita)
4. Axel Merckx (Bel)
5. Richard Virenque (Fra)

1997:

Spain, San Sebastian, 256 kms

1. Laurent Brochard (Fra)
2. Bo Hamburger (Den)
3. Leon Vanbon (Ned)
4. Udo Bölts (Ger)
5. Melchior Mauri Prat (Spa)

1998:

Holland, Valkenburg, 258 kms

1. Oskar Camenzind (Swi)
2. Peter Van Petegem (Bel)
3. Michele Bartoli (Ita)
4. Lance Armstrong (USA)
5. Niki Aebersold (Swi)

 


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