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41st Paris-Roubaix 1943 (France)

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

The “Black Eagle's” Return

By the end on 1942 the tensions of the military occupation in France had eased and racing was allowed to return to the northern zone. The French dominated the hundred and twenty riders on the start list in St. Denis.

The early kilometers were controlled by the French riders, but when the cobbled sections of the northern secton began the Belgian's came to the fore. One by one the French riders crashed, punctured, or had mechanical problems as the Belgians took control of the race. When the race entered Roubaix only three riders remained n the breakaway. Two Belgians and a Frenchman entered the Velodrome to contest the sprint. Marcel Kint (World Champion 1939) easily defeated Belgian Jules Lowie and Frenchman Louis Theitard for the victory.

 

P-R April 25, 1943
250 Km, St. Denis (north of Paris) to Roubaix (Velodrome)

1. Marcel KINT (Bel) 6h01'32”

2. Jules Lowie (Bel)
3. Louis Thietard (Fra)
Starters: 120
Finishers: 52
Average Speed: 41.822 km/h

 

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