Relive the 1957 World Championships in Waregem

Oudenaarde
Wereldkampioenschap wielrennen Waregem 1957 - (c) KOERS Museum van de Wielersport (Roeselare)
Seven years after Moorslede, Flanders was once again able to host the UCI Road World Championships. This time, Waregem was the epicenter of the festivities. Just like seven years before, another Belgian succeeded in conquering the rainbow jersey: Rik Van Steenbergen. The course at that time consisted of 12 laps of 23.8 km. Because the Dwars door Vlaanderen race also finishes in Waregem, we opted for a route that combines the highlights of both races. The pictures from 1957 where kindly provided by 'KOERS. Museum van de Wielersport (Roeselare)'.
 

The route step by step

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Waregem 1957 - (c) KOERS Museum van de Wielersport (Roeselare)
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The original course

Seven years after Moorslede, Flanders was once again able to host the UCI Road World Championships. This time in Waregem. The course consisted of 12 laps of 23.8 km, with the Tiegemberg climb as the only challenge.

Wereldkampioenschap wielrennen Waregem 1957 - (c) KOERS Museum van de Wielersport (Roeselare)
Nokereberg
22KM
Stadiumbridge - (c) KOERS Museum van de Wielersport (Roeselare)
31KM

Stop at the 1957 Stadium Bridge

Kluisberg-Bergstraat
63KM
d’Oude Hoeve
71KM
Kluisbergen

This authentic cycling bar is located in the Ronde van Vlaanderenstraat. Perfect place to hang out. You can also have a shower here, grab something to eat or use some tools to fix your bike.

Oude Kruisberg
77KM
Hoogberg - Hotond
79KM
Kortekeer
86KM
Kanarieberg - (c) Too Soon Too Late
96KM
Berg Ten Houte
101KM
Ladeuze
111KM
WK 1957 - (c) KOERS Museum van de Wielersport (Roeselare)

Time to go and find a beer

115KM

Finish


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