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18th Paris-Roubaix 1913 (France)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian



Faber Adds Paris-Roubaix to His Palmares

When the starter's flag dropped Octave Lapize attacked. Defending champion Charles Crupelandt (Fra) rode in the lead group until a hard crash in Beauvais. As an injured Crupelandt limped back to the bike he shouted, “You can NOT abandon Paris-Roubaix and continued the race.

An elite selection of riders formed over the brutal cobbles at Henin-Lietard. As they approached the Velodrome sleet began to fall making the finish difficult. The lead group accelerated onto the track, led by Charles Deruyter (Bel). Out of the final corner Frans Faber (Lux) surged past Deruyter to take the victory.

SPECIAL NOTE: the finish at Roubaix Velodrome was changed from 6 laps to 3 laps to handle the inreased number of rider finishing at the same time.

P-R March 23, 1913
265 Km, Chatou (west of Paris) to Roubaix (Rue Verte, Criox)

1. Francois FABER (Lux) 7h30'02"

2. Charles Deruyter (Bel)
3. Charles Crupelandt (Fra)
Starters: 165
Finishers: 85
Average Speed: 35.333 km/h

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