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10th Paris-Roubaix 1905 (France)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian



Soldier on Leave Gains Paris-Roubaix Victory

Louis "Trou-Trou" Trousselier (Fra) with limited training on the bicycle answered all of the early attacks by Henri Cornet. He claimed the prestigious 1905 Paris-Roubaix victory.

SPECIAL NOTE: Later in 1905 Louis Trousselier became the first rider to gain a Paris-Roubaix/Tour de France double victory in the same year.

P-R April 22, 1905
268 Km, Chatou (west of Paris) to Roubaix (Rue Verte, Criox)

1. Louis TROUSSELIER (Fra) 8hr04’15”

2. Rene Pottier (Fra) +7'00"

3. Henri Cornet (Fra) +16'00"

Starters: 63

Finishers: 26

Average Speed: 33.206 km/h

P-R 1904

P-R 1906

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