The Legends (1956-1972)

Baldini, Riviere, Bracke, Ritter, Merckx

Here are the 5km split-times from the legendary bicyclists Ercole Baldini, Roger Riviere, Ferdinand Bracke, Ole Ritter and Eddy Merckx.
Riviere, Bracke and Ritter had nearly the same speed during the first 15 km, then Ritter increased his speed.
Note that Roger Riviere had a defect between 35 and 40 km. He still managed to reach 47,346 km but would have reached probably a distance close to 48 km .
Jaques Anquetil's record of 47,493 km from the 27.09.1962 is not shown because he did not appear at the drug test.

DISTBaldini 19.09.56Riviere 23.09.58Bracke 30.10.67Ritter 10.10.68Merckx 25.10.72
5 km 06'30''06'11''06'10''06'11''05'55''
10 km 12'56'' 12'22''12'21''12'21'' 11'53''
15 km 19'25'' 18'36''18'36''18'33'' 18'01''
20 km 25'52'' 24'50''24'53''24'42'' 24'07''
25 km 32'19'' 31'07''31'08''30'47''30'10''
30 km 38'44'' 37'28''37'26''36'59''36'17''
35 km 45'12'' 43'50''43'43''43'10''42'25''
40 km 51'41'' 50'36''49'58''49'17''48'32''
45 km 58'10''57'00''56'11''55'27''54'38''
1 hour 46,393 km47,346 km48,093 km48,653 km49,431 km





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