1980 Tour of Flanders

64rd Tour of Flanders
Race details
Date 30 March 1980
Distance 265 km (164.7 mi)
Winning time 6h 36' 45"
Winner  Michel Pollentier (BEL) (Splendor–Admiral–TV-Ekspres)
Second  Francesco Moser (ITA) (Sanson–Campagnolo)
Third  Jan Raas (NED) (TI–Raleigh–Creda)

The 64th running of the Tour of Flanders cycling classic was held on Sunday, 30 March 1980. The race was won by Belgian Michel Pollentier, after an ultimate attack from his breakaway companions Francesco Moser and Jan Raas, at 700 m from the finish in Meerbeke.[1][2] 46 of 179 riders finished.[3]


The race started in Sint Niklaas and finished in Meerbeke (Ninove) – covering 265 km. There were ten categorized climbs:[1]


Rank Rider Team Time
1  Michel Pollentier (BEL) Splendor–Admiral–TV-Ekspres 6h 36' 45"
2  Francesco Moser (ITA) Sanson–Campagnolo s.t.
3  Jan Raas (NED) TI–Raleigh–Creda s.t.
4  Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL) Boule d'Or–Colnago–Studio Casa + 20"
5  Marc Demeyer (BEL) IJsboerke–Warncke Eis s.t.
6  Freddy Maertens (BEL) San Giacomo–Benotto s.t.
7  Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle (FRA) Peugeot–Esso–Michelin s.t.
8  Gottfried Schmutz (SUI) Cilo–Aufina + 2' 15"
9  Guy Sibille (FRA) Peugeot–Esso–Michelin + 2' 40"
10  Fons De Wolf (BEL) Boule d'Or–Colnago–Studio Casa + 2' 45"


  1. 1 2 Vanwalleghem, Rik (1991), De Ronde van Vlaanderen, Pinguin, Belgium, ISBN 90-73322-02-2, p 180
  2. "Ronde van Vlaanderen 1980". siteducyclisme.net (in French). Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  3. McGann, Bill; McGann, Carol. "1980 Ronde van Vlaanderen results". BikeRaceInfo. Cherokee Village, AR: McGann Publishing. Retrieved 7 March 2016.

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