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23rd Paris-Roubaix 1922 (France)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian



Belgian Power!

The arrival Belgium 's Black Squadron marked the 1922 Paris-Roubaix. However from the start in Chatou defending champion Henri Pelissier drove the pace. Over the top of the Doullens hill Pelissier was away alone. The early pace reduced the lead chase group but the Belgian power came through and by Arras he was caught by the 11 rider chase group. A tiring Pelissier couldn't match the attack of Albert Dejongh (Bel). A solo Dejongh rode into Roubaix for a 6 minute victory.

P-R April 16, 1922
263 Km, Suresnes (west of Paris) to Roubaix (Ave des Villas)

1. Albert DEJONGHE (Bel) 7h47'00

2. Jean Rossius (Fra) +6'00
3. Emile Masson Sr (Bel)
Starters: 148
Finishers: 81
Average Speed: 33.690 km/h


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