___Race Snippets


26th Paris-Roubaix 1925 (France)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian



Belgians Battle Italians

An extremely strong Italian contingent came to P-R with high hopes. A slow paced race broke loose on the tough cobbles north of Arras . The strong teams chased down all breakaways and a 50-rider peloton prepared for a fabulous sprint. Onto the uphill finishing straight, along the Avenue des Villas, defending champion Jules Van Hevel (Bel) lead out the sprint, but at the line Felix Sellier (Bel) completed an extraordinary effort to take the victory.

P-R April 12, 1925
260 Km, Suresnes (west of Paris) to Roubaix (Ave des Villas)

1. Felix SELLIER (Bel) 9h16'32

2. Piero Bestetti (Ita)
3. Jules Van Hevel (Bel)
Starters: 126
Finishers: 80
Average Speed: 28.030 km/h



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