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11th Paris-Roubaix 1906 (France)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian



Popular Frenchman Escapes on the Hill at Doullens

1904 Tour de France winner Henri Cornet (Fra) attacked on the Doullens Hill and split the lead group. Only Marcel Cadolle (Fra) and Hyppolite Aucouturier held Cornet's wheel. After Aucouturier faded Cornet out sprinted breakaway companion Cadolle at the sold-out Roubaix Velodrome. Henri Cornet gained the prestigous 1906 Paris-Roubaix victory.

P-R April 15, 1906
270 Km, Chatou (west of Paris) to Roubaix (Rue Verte, Criox)

1. Henri CORNET (Fra) 9hr59’30”

2. Marcel Cadolle (Fra)
3. Rene Pottier (Fra) +5'15"
Starters: 17
Finishers: 14
Average Speed: 27.034 km/h

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