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13th Paris-Roubaix 1908 (France)

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

Belgium 's Cycling Tradition in Full Swing

Cyrille Van Hauwaert (Bel) started 1908 by winning Milan-San Remo. He came to Paris to confirm his early season fitness. From the start the pace was brutal. Through all the checkpoints the lead group dwindled. Van Hauwaert closed and passed solo leader Frans Faber (Lux) in the closing kilometers. Entering the velodrome Van Hauwaert collided with a park worker and crashed. He remounted quickly and crossed the finish line for the victory.

P-R April 19, 1908
271 Km, Chatou (west of Paris) to Roubaix (Rue Verte, Criox)

1. Cyrille VAN HAUWAERT (Bel)

2. Georges Lorgeou (Fra)
3. Francois Faber (Lux)
Starters: 90
Finishers: 27
Average Speed: 25.630 km/h

 

 

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