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99th Paris-Roubaix (CDM)

France, April 15, 2001

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By Tim Maloney & Jeff Jones
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P-R press centre, Compiegne
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There were few secrets given away by the riders during the medical check-in the day before the Hell of the North. Some did not wish to reveal them, while others (supposedly) had not finalised the team plan to win this epic race. The weather was dry and sunny in Compiegne today, but showers are predicted for Sunday, much to the delight of ardent Paris-Roubaix fans.

Cyclingnews.com spoke with a number of the favourites in Compiegne, most of whom are experienced campaigners in this race.
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Fabio Baldato
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Fabio Baldato (Fassa Bortolo)

"I had a good race last weekend (at Flanders) and my legs feel good; with a bit of luck I'll have a good race tomorrow."

Viatcheslav Ekimov (USPS)

"The Belgian classics season is almost over and I feel in pretty good form; we are pretty hopeful for tomorrow. It's likely to be muddy and slippery but I'll just close my eyes and go.
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George Hincapie
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George Hincapie (USPS)

"I feel good (after winning Gent-Wevelgem); you need a lot of luck for a race like tomorrow, especially that the conditions on the cobblestones are right. But I am confident of my condition.It'll be important to dress warm because it will be cold at the start of the race so you can keep as much energy for the later stages of the race."

"The basic strategy is just try and stay out of trouble when you hit the first cobblestone sections, get in a good group for the end and be the strongest...it's simple."

Gianluca Bortolami (Tacconi Sport)

"I feel good; I'm a bit nervous and feel the responsibility (as World Cup leader) and I'm hoping to do well...and I'm hoping for good weather since bad weather will change everything."
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Andrea Tafi
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Andrea Tafi (Mapei-Quick Step)

"I feel really good, I'm very focused and I've come back to win Paris-Roubaix. I know that we have an excellent team and we are ready for the race. Sure, there is some new pavé before the (Arenberg) forest, but pavé is always the same..."

Tafi sent his best get-well wishes to his friend Fred Mengoni, and the Tuscan titan told Fred to come back to the races soon...

Franco Ballerini (Mapei Quick Step)
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Franco Ballerini
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"At this point, I'm feeling ready to go like eveyone else. Even though it's my last race, I know it's a special race and I still feel like a racer. Maybe tomorrow after the race is over, it will be different. After 16 years of racing, to finish my career like this in a big like race like P-R is great; another win would be magnificent."

Andre Tchmil (Lotto Addeco)

"Tomorrow it's important to have good legs, no matter what the weather conditions, you have to be ready for anything to win Paris-Roubaix."
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Chris Peers
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Chris Peers (Cofidis)

"I have good condition; last week I was 6th in Flanders so I feel very good. Last year I was good in the classics, but I broke my pelvis here at Paris-Roubaix so with a little bit of luck I can do well."

"Nico (Mattan) and I are the two best guys in the team so we'll have some support from the rest of the team. If it's hard from the start it will good for me as my form is 100% right now."

Leon Van Bon (Viatel-Mercury)
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Leon van Bon
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"I'm feeling OK; recovering after Gent-Wevelgem so I think I'll go good tomorrow. I'm a little disappointed about (losing) Wednesday when it's only 2cm; when it's so close you could have won."

Wilfred Peeters (Domo-Farm Frites)

"I feel fine; tomorrow is a big race for me and I am good. Paris-Roubaix is a special race and there is not too much planning you can do..."

Johan Museeuw, last year's winner
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Paris-Roubaix in numbers

1 cm: The smallest winning margin (Eddy Planckaert beating Steve Bauer in 1990)
2: Victories of Johan Museeuw (1996 and 2000) and Franco Ballerini (1995 and 1998), the only two riders in the race capable of the triple.
4: The record for wins held by Belgian Roger De Vlaeminck
5'21 : The maximum gap (post 1945) between the first and second place finishers (Merckx and De Vlaeminck in 1970)
8 kg: Average tire pressure at the beginning of the race. This tends to fluctuate...
9: The number of French teams in the race
11:00 : The departure time from the Palais à Compiègne 12'15 : The time taken by Henri Pélissier, (winner in 1919), on the roads devastated by the World War I
15: The number of seconds that Johan Museeuw won by in 2000
16: The most number of Paris-Roubaix finshes, by Belgian Raymond Impanis between 1947 and 1963 (one more than Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle)
24: The number of paved sectors
25: Teams entered
30: French victories
38 years, 8 months : The age of "Duclos", the oldest winner in 1993
40.098 km/h: The average speed of Johan Museeuw last year
45.129 km/h: The record average speed on a different parcours (Peter Post, 1964)
47.3: Kilometres of pavé in 2001
48: Belgian victories
79: Riders who were classified last year, from 176 starters
98: The number of Paris-Roubaix races held
99: The number of winners (Andre Mahé, initially declassified, and Serse Coppi were equal in 1949)
222 km: The distance of Belgian Dirk De Mol's successful breakaway in 1988.
254.5 km: The distance of this year's race between Compiegne and Roubaix velodrome
1000 francs: The prize given to the first ever winner, German Josef Fischer in 1896. This was equivalent to seven times the average monthly wage.
1968: The year that the parcours was changed, and the race started in Compiegne
2400 m: The length of the Arenberg trench.

Start list

Domo - Farm Frites                  Rabobank
 
1 Johan Museeuw (Bel)               11 Coen Boerman (Ned)
2 Enrico Cassani (Ita)              12 Steven De Jongh (Ned)
3 Servais Knaven (Ned)              13 Mathew Hayman (Aus)
4 Marco Milesi (Ita)                14 Karsten Kroon (Ned)
5 Wilfried Peeters (Bel)            15 Gerben Lowik (Ned)
6 Romans Vainsteins (Lat)           16 Sven Nijs (Bel)
7 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned)            17 Matthé Pronk (Ned)
8 Piotr Wadecki (Pol)               18 Aart Vierhouten (Ned)
9 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel)          19 Marcel Duijn (Ned)
10 Karel Vereecke (Bel)             20 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned)
 
Lotto - Adecco                      Mapei - Quick Step
 
21 Andrei Tchmil (Bel)              31 Franco Ballerini (Ita)
22 Glenn D'hollander (Bel)          32 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun)
23 Hans De Clercq (Bel)             33 Davide Bramati (Ita)
24 Fabien De Waele (Bel)            34 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita)
25 Nico Eeckhout (Bel)              35 Bart Leysen (Bel)
26 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus)         36 Daniele Nardello (Ita)
27 Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel)           37 Andrea Tafi (Ita)
28 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel)             38 Stefano Zanini (Ita)
29 Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned)          39 Pedro Horillo (Spa)
30 Steve Vermaut (Bel)              40 David Tani (Ita)
 
Fassa Bortolo                       Cofidis
 
41 Fabio Baldato (Ita)              51 Nico Mattan (Bel)
42 Leonardo Giordani (Ita)          52 Peter Farazijn (Bel)
43 Volodomir Gustov (Ukr)           53 Tom Flammang (Lux)
44 Kim Kirchen (Lux)                54 Philippe Gaumont (Fra)
45 Nicola Loda (Ita)                55 Robert Hayles (GBr)
46 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)        56 Chris Peers (Bel)
47 Roberto Petito (Ita)             57 Jo Planckaert (Bel)
48 Matteo Tosatto (Ita)             58 Jean-Michel Tessier (Fra)
49 Marco Fincato (Ita)              59 Claude Lamour (Fra)
50 Luca Mazzanti (Ita)              60 David Lefevre (Fra)
 
Deutsche Telekom                    Saeco Macchine Per Caffe
 
61 Erik Zabel (Ger)                 71 Dario Pieri (Ita)
62 Rolf Aldag (Ger)                 72 Oscar Cavagnis (Ita)
63 Robert Bartko (Ger)              73 Nicola Gavazzi (Ita)
64 Ralf Grabsch (Ger)               74 Jorg Ludewig (Ger)
65 Danilo Hondo (Ger)               75 Massimiliano Mori (Ita)
66 Kai Hundertmarck (Ger)           76 Torsten Nitsche (Ger)
67 Jan Schaffrath (Ger)             77 Marius Sabaliauskas (Ltu)
68 Steffen Wesemann (Ger)           78 Christian Wegmann (Ger)
69 Andreas Klier (Ger)              79 Guiseppe Calcaterra (Ita)
70 Stephan Schreck (Ger)            80 Alessio Galletti (Ita)
 
Liquigas - Pata                     Mercury - Viatel
 
81 Denis Zanette (Ita)              91 Peter Van Petegem (Bel)
82 Paolo Bono (Ita)                 92 Derek Bouchard-Hall (USA)
83 Daniele Contrini (Ita)           93 Jamie Drew (Aus)
84 Fabio Marchesin (Ita)            94 Gordon Fraser (Can)
85 Mirco Marini (Ita)               95 Jans Koerts (Ned)
86 Giancarlo Raimondi (Ita)         96 Plamen Stainov (Bul)
87 Cristian Salvato (Ita)           97 Leon Van Bon (Ned)
88 Marco Zanotti (Ita)              98 Wim Vansevenant (Bel)
89 Fausto Dotti (Ita)               99 Michaël Sayers (USA)
90 Ellis Rastelli (Ita)             100 Henk Vogels (Aus)
 
CSC - World Online                  US Postal Service
 
101 Rolf Sorensen (Den)             111 George Hincapie (USA)
102 Koen Beeckman (Bel)             112 Dylan Casey (USA)
103 Tristan Hoffman (Ned)           113 Antonio Cruz (USA)
104 Raphael Jeune (Fra)             114 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus)
105 Nicolay Bo Larsen  (Den)        115 Benoit Joachim (Lux)
106 Bjarke Nielsen (Den)            116 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor)
107 Michael Steen Nielsen  (Den)    117 Cédric Vasseur (Fra)
108 Arvis Piziks (Lat)              118 Mattheu White (Aus)
109 Jakob Piil (Den)                119 Stéphane Barthe (Fra)
110 Jacob Moe Rasmussen (Den)       120 Levy Leipheimer (USA)
 
Tacconi Sport - Vini Caldirola      Festina
 
121 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita)        131 Florent Brard (Fra)
122 Massimo Apollonio (Ita)         132 Pascal Chanteur (Fra)
123 Gabriele Balducci (Ita)         133 David Clinger (USA)
124 Diego Ferrari (Ita)             134 Jaime Hernandez (Spa)
125 Mauro Gerosa (Ita)              135 André Korff (Ger)
126 Andrej Hauptman (Slo)           136 Arnaud Pretot (Fra)
127 Zoran Klemencic (Slo)           137 Steffen Radochla (Ger)
128 Mauro Radaelli (Ita)            138 Nicolas Reynaud (Fra)
129 Paolo Bossoni (Ita)             139 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra)
130 Nicola Chesini (Ita)            140 Michel Klinger (Swi)
 
Credit Agricole                     Kelme - Costa Blanca
 
141 Stuart O'grady (Aus)            151 Laurent Desbiens (Fra)
142 Magnus Backstedt (Swe)          152 José De Los Angeles (Spa)
143 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra)          153 Joaquim Lopez Torella (Spa)
144 Sébastien Hinault (Fra)         154 Jesus Manzano (Spa)
145 Thor Hushovd (Nor)              155 David Munoz (Spa)
146 Christopher Jenner (Fra)        156 Leandro Navarette (Spa)
147 Jérome Neuville (Fra)           157 José Angel Vidal (Spa)
148 Jens Voigt (Ger)                158 Constantino Zaballa (Spa)
149 Anthony Langella (Fra)
150 Anthony Morin (Fra)
 
Lampre - Daikin                     Euskaltel - Euskadi
 
161 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel)       171 Iker Flores (Spa)
162 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat)       172 Ruben Diaz De Cerio (Spa)
163 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi)        173 Igor Flores (Spa)
164 Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel)          174 Inigo Landaluze (Spa)
165 Mariano Piccoli (Ita)           175 Iban Mayo Diez (Spa)
166 Maximilian Sciandri (GBr)       176 Samuel Sanchez (Spa)
167 Jan Svorada (Cze)               177 Aitor Silloniz (Spa)
168 Johan Verstrepen (Bel)          178 Josu Silloniz (Spa)
169 Matteo Frutti (Ita)             179 Roberto Laiseka (Spa)
170 Luciano Pagliarni (Bra)         180 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa)
 
Team Coast                          Jean Delatour
 
181 Lars Michaelsen (Den)           191 Eddy Seigneur (Fra)
182 Anton Chantyr (Rus)             192 Christophe Bassons (Fra)
183 Bekim Christensen (Den)         193 Jérome Bernard (Fra)
184 Michael Giebelmann (Ger)        194 Ivaîlo Gabrovski (Bul)
185 Edouard Gritsoun (Rus)          195 Grégory Lapalud (Fra)
186 Frank Hoj (Den)                 196 Eddy Lembo (Fra)
187 Raphael Schweda (Ger)           197 Lenaïc Olivier (Fra)
188 Malte Urban (Ger)               198 Bruno Thibout (Fra)
189 Daniel Becke (Ger)              199 Christophe Edaleine (Fra)
190 Christoph Von Kleinsorgen (Ger) 200 Olivier Trastour (Fra)
 
Ag2R Prevoyance                     Francaise Des Jeux
 
201 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est)             211 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra)
202 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra)      212 Thomas Bodo (Fra)
203 Lauri Aus (Est)                 213 Patrick D'hont (Bel)
204 Linas Balciunas (Ltu)           214 Jacky Durand (Fra)
205 Stéphane Berges (Fra)           215 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra)
206 Ludovic Capelle (Bel)           216 Christophe Mengin (Fra)
207 Arturas Kasputis (Ltu)          217 Franck Perque (Fra)
208 Innar Mandoja (Est)             218 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra)
209 Sébastien Demarbaix (Bel)       219 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra)
210 Laurent Estadieu (Fra)          220 Grégory Gwiazdowski (Pol)
 
Big.Mat - Auber 93                  Bonjour
 
221 Christophe Capelle (Fra)        231 Damien Nazon (Fra)
222 Guillaume Auger (Fra)           232 Antony Charteau  (Fra)
223 Ludovic Auger (Fra)             233 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra)
224 Alexandre Chouffe (Fra)         234 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra)
225 Thierry Gouvenou (Fra)          235 Frédéric Mainguenaud (Fra)
226 Benjamin Levecot (Fra)          236 Franck Renier (Fra)
227 Franck Pencole (Fra)            237 François Simon (Fra)
228 Alexei Sivakov (Rus)            238 Thomas Voeckler (Fra)
229 Jérémy Hunt (GBr)               239 Olivier Perraudeau (Fra)
230 Jay Sweet (Aus)                 240 Didier Rous (Fra)
 
Saint - Quentin Oktos
 
241 Oleg Kozlitine (Kaz)
242 Andy Cappelle (Bel)
243 Christophe Gauthier (Fra)
244 Christophe Morel (Fra)
245 Mickael Olejnik (Pol)
246 Ciaran Power (Irl)
247 Arturas Trumpaukskas (Ltu)
248 Grégory Vollet (Fra)

Past winners

     First                         Second                         Third

2000 Johan Museeuw (Bel)           Peter Van Petegem (Bel)       Erik Zabel (Ger)
1999 Andrea Tafi (Ita)             Wilfried Peeters (Bel)        Tom Steels (Bel)
1998 Franco Ballerini (Ita)        Andrea Tafi (Ita)             Wilfried Peeters (Bel)
1997 Frederic Guesdon (Fra)        Jo Planckaert (Bel)           Johan Museeuw (Bel)
1996 Johan Museeuw (Bel)           Gianluca Bortolami (Ita)      Andrea Tafi (Ita)
1995 Franco Ballerini (Ita)        Andrei Tchmil (Mol)           Johan Museeuw (Bel)
1994 Andrei Tchmil (Mol)           Fabio Baldato (Ita)           Franco Ballerini (Ita)
1993 Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Franco Ballerini (Ita)        Olaf Ludwig (Ger)
1992 Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Olaf Ludwig (Ger)             Johan Capiot (Bel)
1991 Marc Madiot (Fra)             Jean-Paul Colotti (Fra)       Carlo Bomans (Bel)
1990 Eddy Planckaert (Bel)         Steve Bauer (Can)             Edwig Van Hooydonck (Bel)
1989 Jean-Marie Wampers (Bel)      Dirk De Wolf (Bel)            Edwig Van Hooydonck (Bel)
1988 Dirk Demol (Bel)              Thomas Wegmuller (Swi)        Laurent Fignon(Fra)
1987 Eric Vanderaerden (Bel)       Patrick Versluys (Bel)        Rudy Dhaenens (Bel)
1986 Sean Kelly (Ier)              Rudy Dhaenens (Bel)           Adri Van der Poel (Ned)
1985 Marc Madiot (Fra)             B. Wojtinek (Fra)             Sean Kelly (Ire)
1984 Sean Kelly (Ire)              Rudy Rogiers (Bel)            Alain Bondue (Fra)
1983 Hennie Kuiper (Ned)           Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Francesco Moser (Ita)
1982 Jan Raas (Ned)                Yvon Bertin (Fra)             Greg Braun (Ger)
1981 Bernard Hinault (Fra)         Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)      Francesco Moser (Ita)
1980 Francesco Moser (Ita)         Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) DietrichThureau (Ger)
1979 Francesco Moser (Ita)         Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)      Hennie Kuiper (Ned)
1978 Francesco Moser (Ita)         Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)      Jan Raas (Ned)
1977 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)      Willy Teirlinck (Bel)         Freddy Maertens (Bel)
1976 Marc Demeyer (Bel)            Francesco Moser (Ita)         Roger De Vlaeminck(Bel)
1975 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)      Eddy Merckx (Bel)             André Dierickx (Bel)
1974 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)      Francesco Moser (Ita)         Marc Demeyer (Bel)
1973 Eddy Merckx (Bel)             Walter Godefroot (Bel)        Roger Rosiers (Bel)
1972 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)      André Dierickx (Bel)          Barry Hoban (GB)
1971 Roger Rosiers (Bel)           Herman Vanspringel (Bel)      Marino Basso (Ita)
1970 Eddy Merckx (Bel)             Erik De Vlaeminck (Bel)       Eric Leman (Bel)
1969 Walter Godefroot (Bel)        Eddy Merckx (Bel)             W. Vekemans (Bel)
1968 Eddy Merckx (Bel)             Herman Vanspringel (Bel)      Walter Godefroot (Bel)
1967 Jan Janssen (Ned)             Rik Van Looy (Bel)            Rudi Altig (Ger)
1966 Felice Gimondi (Ita)          Jan Janssens (Ned)            Gilbert Desmet (Bel)
1965 Rik Van Looy (Bel)            Edward Sels (Bel)             W. Vannitsen (Bel)
1964 Peter Post (Ned)              Benoni Beheydt (Bel)          Yvo Molenaers (Bel)
1963 Emile Daems (Bel)             Rik Van Looy (Bel)            Jan Janssen (Ned)
1962 Rik Van Looy (Bel)            Emile Daems (Bel)             Frans Schoubben (Bel)
1961 Rik Van Looy (Bel)            Marcel Janssens (Bel)         René Vanderveken (Bel)
1960 Pino Cerami (Bel)             Tino Sabbadini (Ita)          Miguel Poblet (Spa)
1959 Noel Fore (Bel)               Gilbert Desmet (Bel)          Marcel Janssens (Bel)
1958 Leon Van Daele (Bel)          Miguel Poblet (Spa)           Rik Van Looy (Bel)
1957 Alfred De Bruyne (Bel)        Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)     Leon Van Daele (Bel)
1956 Louison Bobet (Fra)           Alfred De Bruyne (Bel)        Jean Forestier (Fra)
1955 Jean Forestier (Fra)          Fausti Coppi (Ita)            Louis Bobet (Fra)
1954 Raymond Impanis (Bel)         Stan Ockers (Bel)             M. Rijckaert (Bel)
1953 Germain Derycke (Bel)         Donato Piazza (Ita)           Wout Wagtmans (Ned)
1952 Rick van Steenbergen (Bel)    Fausto Coppi (Ita)            André Mahe (Fra)
1951 Antonio Bevilacqua (Ita)      Louison Bobet (Fra)           Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)
1950 Fausto Coppi (Ita)            Maurice Diot (Fra)            Fiorenzo Magni (Ita)
1949 André Mahe (Fra) =1           Serse Coppi (Ita) =1          Frans Leenen (Bel)
1948 Rick van Steenbergen (Bel)    Emile Idee (Fra)              Georges Claes (Bel)
1947 Georges Claes (Bel)           Adolf Verschueren (Bel)       Louis Thiétard (Fra)
1946 Georges Claes (Bel)           Louis Gauthier (Fra)          Lucien Vlaemynck (Bel)
1945 Paul Maye (Fra)               Lucen Teisseire (Fra)         Kleber Piot (Bel)
1944 Maurice Desimpelaere (Bel)    Jules Rossi (Ita)             Louis Thiétard (Fra)
1943 Marcel Kint (Bel)             Jules Lowie (Bel)             Louis Thiétard (Fra)
1939 Emile Masson Jnr (Bel)        Marcel Kint (Bel)             Roger Lapebie (Fra)
1938 Lucien Storme (Bel)           Louis Hardiquest (Bel)        M. Van Houtte (Bel)
1937 Jules Rossi (Ita)             Albert Hendrickx (Bel)        Noël Declercq (Bel)
1936 Speicher (Fra)                Romain Maes (Bel)             Gaston Rebry (Bel)
1935 Gaston Rebry (Bel)            Andre Leducq (Fra)            Jean Aerts (Bel)
1934 Gaston Rebry (Bel)            Jean Wouters (Bel)            Frans Bonduel (Bel)
1933 Sylvere Maes (Bel)            Julien Vervaecke (Bel)        Léon Le Calvez (Fra)
1932 Romain Gyssels (Bel)          Georges Ronsse (Bel)          Herbert Sieronski (Ger)
1931 Gaston Rebry (Bel)            Charles Pelissier (Fra)       Emile Decroix (Bel)
1930 Julien Vervaecke (Bel)        Jean Marechal (Fra)           Antonin Magne (Fra)
1929 Charles Meunier (Bel)         Georges Ronsse (Bel)          Aimé Déolet (Bel)
1928 Andre Leducq (Fra)            Georges Ronsse (Bel)          Charler Meunier (Bel)
1927 Georges Ronsse (Bel)          Joseph Curtel (Fra)           Charles Pelissier (Fra)
1926 Julien Delbecque (Bel)        Gustaaf Van Slembroeck (Bel)  Gaston Rebry (Bel)
1925 Félix Sellier (Bel)           Piero Bestetti (Ita)          Jules Van Hevel (Bel)
1924 Jules Van Hevel (Bel)         Maurice Ville (Fra)           Félix Sellier (Bel)
1923 Henri Suter (Swi)             René Vermandel (Bel)          Félix Sellier (Bel)
1922 Albert Dejonghe (Bel)         Jean Rossius (Bel)            Emile Masson Snr (Bel)
1921 Henri Pelissier (Fra)         Francis Pelissier (Fra)       Léon Scieur (Bel)
1920 Paul Deman (Bel)              Eugené Christophe (Fra)       Leon Buysse (Bel)
1919 Henri Pelissier (Fra)         Philippe Thys (Bel)           Honoré Barthelemy (Fra)
1914 Charles Crupelandt (Fra)      Louis Luguet (Bel)            Louis Mottiat (Bel)
1913 François Faber (Lux)          Charles De Ruyter (Bel)       Charles Crupelandt (Fra)
1912 Charles Crupelandt (Fra)      Gustave Garrigou (Fra)        Maurice Leturgie (Fra)
1911 Octave Lapize (Fra)           Alphonse Charpiot (Fra)       Cyrille Van Hauwaert (Bel)
1910 Octave Lapize (Fra)           Cyrille Van Hauwaert (Bel)    Eugené Christophe (Fra)
1909 Octave Lapize (Fra)           Louis Trousselier (Fra)       Jules Masselis (Bel)
1908 Cyrille Van Hauwaert (Bel)    Georges Lorgeou (Fra)         François Faber (Lux)
1907 Georges Passerieu (Fra)       Cyrille Van Hauwaert (Bel)    Louis Trousselier (Fra)
1906 Henri Cornet (Fra)            Marcel Cadolle (Fra)          René Pottier (Fra)
1905 Louis Trousselier (Fra)       René Pottier (Fra)            Henri Cornet (Fra)
1904 Hippolyte Aucouturier (Fra)   Charles Garin (Fra)           Lucien Pothier (Fra)
1903 Hippolyte Aucouturier (Fra)   Claude Chapperon (Fra)        Louis Trousselier (Fra)
1902 Luc Lesna (Fra)               Edouard Wattelier (Fra)       A. Garin (Fra)
1901 Luc Lesna (Fra)               A. Garin (Fra)                Luc Itsweire (Fra)
1900 Emile Bouhours (Fra)          Josef Fischer (Ger)           Maurice Garin (Fra)
1899 Albert Champion (Fra)         Paul Bor (Fra)                A. Garin (Fra)
1898 Maurice Garin (Fra)           Etienne Stéphane (Fra)        Edouard Wattelier (Fra)
1897 Maurice Garin (Fra)           M. Cordang (Ned)              Michel Frederic (Swi)
1896 Josef Fischer (Ger)           C. Meyer (Den)                Maurice Garin (Fra)

Winning distances & average speeds

2000 Johan Museeuw (Bel)                     273 km (40.172 km/h)
1999 Andrea Tafi (Ita)                       273 km (40.519 km/h)
1998 Franco Ballerini (Ita)                  267 km (38.270 km/h)
1997 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra)                  267 km (40.280 km/h)
1996 Johan Museeuw (Bel)                     262 km (43.310 km/h)
1995 Franco Ballerini (Ita)                  266 km (41.303 km/h)
1994 Andreï Tchmil (Bel)                     270 km (36.160 km/h)
1993 Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Fra)           267 km (41.652 km/h)
1992 Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Fra)           267 km (41.480 km/h)
1991 Marc Madiot (Fra)                       266 km (37.332 km/h)
1990 Eddy Planckaert (Bel)                   265 km (34.855 km/h)
1989 Jean-Marie Wampers (Bel)                265 km (39.164 km/h)
1988 Dirk De Mol (Bel)                       266 km (40.324 km/h)
1987 Eric Vanderaerden (Bel)                 264 km (36.982 km/h)
1986 Sean Kelly (Ire)                        268 km (39.374 km/h)
1985 Marc Madiot (Fra)                       265 km (36.109 km/h)
1984 Sean Kelly (Ire)                        265 km (36.074 km/h)
1983 Hennie Kuiper (Ned)                     274 km (40.308 km/h)
1982 Jan Raas (Ned)                          270 km (36.733 km/h)
1981 Bernard Hinault (Fra)                   263 km (40.868 km/h)
1980 Francesco Moser (Ita)                   264 km (43.106 km/h)
1979 Francesco Moser (Ita)                   259 km (41.010 km/h)
1978 Francesco Moser (Ita)                   263 km (36.494 km/h)
1977 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)                250 km (40.464 km/h)
1976 Marc De Meyer (Bel)                     279 km (40.811 km/h)
1975 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)                277 km (40.406 km/h)
1974 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)                274 km (37.567 km/h)
1973 Eddy Merckx (Bel)                       272 km (36.370 km/h)
1972 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)                272 km (36.709 km/h)
1971 Roger Rosiers (Bel)                     266 km (42.108 km/h)
1970 Eddy Merckx (Bel)                       266 km (41.644 km/h)
1969 Walter Godefroot (Bel)                  264 km (38.939 km/h)
1968 Eddy Merckx (Bel)                       262 km (36.606 km/h)
1967 Jan Janssen (Ned)                       263 km (36.824 km/h)
1966 Felice Gimondi (Ita)                    262 km (37.546 km/h)
1965 Rik Van Looy (Bel)                      267 km (41.847 km/h)
1964 Peter Post (Ned)                        265 km (45.129 km/h)
1963 Emile Daems (Bel)                       266 km (37.681 km/h)
1962 Rik Van Looy (Bel)                      258 km (38.321 km/h)
1961 Rik Van Looy (Bel)                      263 km (41.700 km/h)
1960 Pino Cerami (Bel)                       262 km (43.538 km/h)
1959 Noël Fore (Bel)                         262 km (42.760 km/h)
1958 Léon Van DaelE (Bel)                    269 km (33.300 km/h)
1957 Fred De Bruyne (Bel)                    252 km (34.738 km/h)
1956 Louison Bobet (Fra)                     252 km (41.831 km/h)
1955 Jean Forestier (Fra)                    249 km (40.741 km/h)
1954 Raymond Impanis (Bel)                   246 km (35.590 km/h)
1953 Germain Derycke (Bel)                   245 km (43.522 km/h)
1952 Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)               245 km (41.938 km/h)
1951 Antonio Bevilacqua (Ita)                247 km (40.355 km/h)
1950 Fausto Coppi (Ita)                      247 km (39.123 km/h)
1949 André Mahe (Fra) and Serse Coppi (Ita)  244 km (39.356 km/h)
1948 Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)               246 km (43.612 km/h)
1947 Georges Claes (Bel)                     246 km (39.831 km/h)
1946 Georges Claes (Bel)                     246 km (34.055 km/h)
1945 Paul Maye (Fra)                         246 km (31.212 km/h)
1944 Maurice De Simpelaere (Bel)             246 km (39.897 km/h)
1943 Marcel Kint (Bel)                       250 km (41.822 km/h)
1939 Emile Masson (Bel)                      262 km (35.934 km/h)
1938 Lucien Storme (Bel)                     255 km (30.936 km/h)
1937 Jules Rossi (Ita)                       255 km (34.935 km/h)
1936 Georges Speicher (Fra)                  262 km (36.137 km/h)
1935 Gaston Rebry (Bel)                      255 km (37.363 km/h)
1934 Gaston Rebry (Bel)                      255 km (32.415 km/h)
1933 Sylvère Maes (Bel)                      255 km (36.523 km/h)
1932 Romain Gijssels (Bel)                   255 km (37.320 km/h)
1931 Gaston Rebry (Bel)                      255 km (36.342 km/h)
1930 Julien Vervaecke (Bel)                  255 km (31.146 km/h)
1929 Charles Meunier (Bel)                   260 km (29.168 km/h)
1928 André Leducq (Fra)                      260 km (33.597 km/h)
1927 Georges ronsse (Bel)                    260 km (30.449 km/h)
1926 Julien Delbecque (Bel)                  270 km (31.962 km/h)
1925 Felix Sellier (Bel)                     260 km (28.031 km/h)
1924 Jules Van Hevel (Bel)                   270 km (25.962 km/h)
1923 Henri Suter (Swi)                       270 km (30.098 km/h)
1922 Albert DeJonghe (Bel)                   262 km (34.690 km/h)
1921 Henri Pelissier (Fra)                   263 km (29.068 km/h)
1920 Paul Deman (Bel)                        263 km (24.377 km/h)
1919 Henri Pelissier (Fra)                   280 km (22.857 km/h)
1914 Charles Crupelandt (Fra)                274 km (30.332 km/h)
1913 François Faber (Lux)                    265 km (35.333 km/h)
1912 Charles Crupelandt (Fra)                266 km (31.294 km/h)
1911 Octave Lapize (Fra)                     266 km (31.345 km/h)
1910 Octave Lapize (Fra)                     266 km (29.274 km/h)
1909 Octave Lapize (Fra)                     276 km (30.469 km/h)
1908 Cyrille Van Hauwaert (Bel)              271 km (25.630 km/h)
1907 Georges Passerieu (Fra)                 270 km (30.971 km/h)
1906 Henri Cornet (Fra)                      270 km (27.034 km/h)
1905 Louis Trousselier (Fra)                 268 km (33.206 km/h)
1904 Hippolyte Aucouturier (Fra)             268 km (32.518 km/h)
1903 Hippolyte Aucouturier (Fra)             268 km (29.104 km/h)
1902 Lucien Lesna (Fra)                      268 km (28.088 km/h)
1901 Lucien Lesna (Fra)                      280 km (25.861 km/h)
1900 Emile Bouhours (Fra)                    268 km (37.352 km/h)
1899 Albert Champion (Fra)                   268 km (31.976 km/h)
1898 Maurice Garin (Fra)                     268 km (32.599 km/h)
1897 Maurice Garin (Fra)                     280 km (28.124 km/h)
1896 Josef Fischer (Ger)                     280 km (30.162 km/h)

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