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24th Paris-Roubaix 1923 (France)

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

Unknown Swiss Sprinter Wins a Spring Double

Swiss rider Heiri Suter was emerging from the shadow of popular champion Oscar Egg. One week earlier Suter scored a victory in the prestigious Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) and came to P-R full of confidence. True to form Henri Pelissier attacked on the Doullens hill. The elite 6 rider breakaway did not include Suter. By Arras 25 miles later Suter's chase group had regained the lead breakaway. On Roubaix 's Avenue des Villas Suter executed a brilliant sprint to complete the Flanders/P-R double.

P-R April 8, 1923
270 Km, Suresnes (west of Paris) to Roubaix (Ave des Villas)

1. Heiri SUTER (Sui) 8h58'15

2. Rene Vermandel (Bel)
3. Felix Sellier (Bel)
Starters: 225
Finishers: 89
Average Speed: 30.098 km/h

 

 

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