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22nd Paris-Roubaix 1921 (France)

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

Le Auto Headline: “The Thoroughbred Triumphs…”

Henri Pelissier and his brother Francis used the famous hill at Doullens to generate an elite 4 rider breakaway. When the final cobbled section at Hem arrived, Henri launched the winning attack. He rode into Roubaix to a thunderous ovation and the victory. Francis finished 2 nd crossing the finish line on a flat tire.

P-R March 27, 1921
263 Km, Suresnes (west of Paris) to Roubaix (Stadium Dubrulle)

1. Henri PELISSIER (Fra) 9h02'30”

2. Francis Pelissier (Fra)
3. Leon Scieur (Bel)
Starters: 130
Finishers: 46
Average Speed: 29.068 km/h

 

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