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80th Paris-Roubaix 1982 (France)

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

Dutchman Thanks Teammates

Team Ti-Raleigh led an elite breakaway group rapidly towards Roubaix.  Misfortune had eliminated two pre-race favorites Francesco Moser and Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle as Ti-Raleigh executed a perfect race plan. 

Ti-Raleigh’s Ludo Peeters attacked to put defending champion Bernard Hinault under pressure.  Reluctantly Hinault responded and caught Peeters on the hill at Hem.  Once the juncture was made teammate Jan Raas count-attacked. 

Raas would not be caught and cruised into the velodrome alone.  The Dutchman crossed the finish line for a 16 second victory.

P-R April 18, 1982
270.5 Km, Compiegne to Roubaix (Velodrome)

1. Jan RAAS (Ned) 7h21'50"

2. Yvon Bertin (Fra) +16"
3. Gregor Braun (Ger)
Starters: 182
Finishers: 43
Average Speed: 36.733 km/h

 

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