Classic cycle races
The classic cycle races are one-day professional cycling road races in the international calendar. Most of the events, all run in western Europe, have been fixtures on the professional calendar for decades and the oldest ones date back to the 19th century. They are normally held at roughly the same time each year. In the last few years, the five most revered races are sometimes described as the 'Monuments'.
name of cyclist: won at least: times

Winners of classics in 1972

Milan-San Remo  Eddy Merckx BEL
Tour of Flanders  Eric Leman BEL
Paris-Roubaix  Roger De Vlaeminck BEL
Liege-Bastogne-Liege  Eddy Merckx BEL
Giro di Lombardia  Eddy Merckx BEL
Gent-Wevelgem  Roger Swerts BEL
E3 Harelbeke  Hubert Hutsebaut BEL
Amstel Gold Race  Walter Planckaert BEL
La Fleche Walonne  Eddy Merckx BEL
Tre Valli Varesine  Giacinto Santambrogio ITA
Coppa Ugo Agostoni  Mauro Simonetti ITA
Coppa Bernochi  Marino Basso ITA
Clássica de San Sebastián  
Paris-Tours  Noël Vantyghem BEL
Milano-Torino  Roger De Vlaeminck BEL
Giro del Piemonte  Eddy Merckx BEL

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