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Paris-Roubaix Juniors - 1.1 (Jr)

France, April 9, 2006

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The youngest is also the fastest!

By Jean-François Quénet in Roubaix

The podium
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Raymond Kreder won the first edition of Paris-Roubaix Junior, a race that was created three years ago by the Vélo-Club de Roubaix under the name of "Pavé de Roubaix". He's a Dutchman who turned 16 only four and half months ago. He was the youngest of the 27 man group who sprinted for the win on the famous velodrome three hours before Fabian Cancellara.

Among the 175 starters from 12 different countries, Etienne Pieret from the French national team was the first in action in the "Prayers road" with 11 cobblestones sections to go. A peloton of 40 riders was formed, from which Maurice Vrijmoed (DCM-Vorselaere) and Angelo Pagani (GS Bareggese) escaped. In the dirty sector of Ennevelin (7 to go), Sven Vandonsselaere (Balen BC) bridged the gap by himself. The three riders got caught with only 5 km to the finish and it was a bunch sprint at the end. Kreder proved to be the fastest.

Despite being so young, he already has a lot of experience on the track. In January he was crowned Dutch champion for points score in the junior category. In a pre-season training race, he also beat out a bunch of Elite and U23 riders in a sprint. "But I didn't expect to win here", he said. "This is a shock for me."

Just like Vrijmoed, Kreder is another Dutchman who joined the semi pro junior team of DCM-Vorselaere "because we don't have such good teams in Holland", he said. Raymond's elder brother Michel, the winner of the Route de l'Avenir, was one of the world's best juniors in the same organization two years ago. Vorselaere, AVIA and Balen are the three super Belgian junior teams who always beat the French ones in France.

Two Dutchmen to watch
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From Balen are Tom Boonen's pupils. Vandonsselaere comes from cyclo-cross – he won the Sylvester cross in Torhout-Wijnendale last December – and lacked a bit a experience on the track but he's been highly impressive when he rode behind the two leaders in the crucial part of the race, then when he came across to them, and at the end, he still managed to get himself a spot on the podium. "But this is not a win", he said, looking quite disappointed.

Vrijmoed is another name to remember. He won the Étoile du Printemps in west of France two weeks ago. He was awarded the pavé of the most aggressive rider today. "I've truly hoped I'd win the race but I'm happy that one of my team-mates did it", he commented. Last year's winner Michael Baer from Switzerland came 8th and France's Tony Gallopin who is the nephew of CSC's assistant DS ran 17th after riding easily on the cobblestones. We'll see these young guys in action again in a few years with Cancellara and Co.


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Images by Jean-Francois Quenet


1 Raymond Kreder (Ned) DCM Voorselaar                               2.56.56
2 Dries Ingels (Bel) Bodysol Lotto CT Menen
3 Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Balen Bicycle Club CT
4 Gasper Mulej (Slo) Slovenian National Team
5 Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) US Biassono Lesco
6 Jochen Vankerckhoven (Bel) Balen Bicycle Club CT
7 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Avia Wielerteam Waasland
8 Michaël Baer (Swi) Swiss National Team
9 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Avia Wielerteam Waasland
10 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Bodysol Lotto CT Menen
11 Kevin Verwaest (Bel) DCM Voorselaar
12 Jef Beyens (Bel) Balen Bicycle Club CT
13 David Piva (Bel) Team Wallonie
14 Jocelyn Bar (Fra) E.S.E.G. Douai
15 François Caille (Fra) Vélo Club de Roubaix Lille Métropole
16 Robert Gavenda (Svk) Slavia SS Kely's Trencin
17 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Ile de France                                   0.03
18 Rodric Callewaert (Bel) Sport Maes Koksijde
19 Maurice Vrijmoed (Ned) DCM Voorselaar
20 Johim Ariesen (Ned) Midden Nederland
21 Etienne Pieret (Fra) French National Team                           0.04
22 Robin Lievens (Bel) Balen Bicycle Club CT                           0.06
23 Lars Vierbergen (Ned) DCM Voorselaar
24 Matthias Allegaert (Bel) Balen Bicycle Club CT
25 Angelo Pagani (Ita) GS Bareggese                                    0.08
26 Flavien Legeay (Fra) Ile de France                                  0.10
27 Morten Reckweg (Den) Vejle Cykel Klub                               0.11
28 Arnaud Molmy (Fra) Nord Pas de Calais                               1.07
29 Sibrecht Pieters (Bel) Bodysol Lotto CT Menen                       1.09
30 Ruben Van Wiefferen (Ned) Midden Nederland                          1.56
31 Yannick Martinez (Fra) French National Team                         3.49
32 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Litubel Forte d'Oro Team                  6.01
33 Maxence Vandekerckhove (Fra) Vélo Club de Roubaix Lille Métropole   6.19
34 Justin Van Hoecke (Bel) Team Wallonie
35 Sander Verhaeghe (Bel) Bodysol Lotto CT Menen
36 Tim Declercq (Bel) Avia Wielerteam Waasland
37 Mathias Heyndrickx (Bel) Sport Maes Koksijde                        6.22
38 Marius Kukta (Ltu) Litubel Forte d'Oro Team                         6.24
39 Remco Te Brake (Ned) Midden Nederland                               6.25
40 Unai Iparragirre (Spa) Gipuzkoako Txirrindularitza Elkargoa         6.47
41 Burger Leys (Bel) Sport Maes Koksijde
42 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Balen Bicycle Club CT
43 Romain Sicard (Fra) French National Team
44 Laury Roger (Fra) Côtes d'Armor
45 François Cojean (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique                          6.49
46 Morten B Jensen (Den) Team Herning Juniors                          8.06
47 Jarl Salomein (Bel) Avia Wielerteam Waasland                        8.23
48 Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Pôle France de Talence
49 Vincent Dauga (Fra) Pôle France de Talence
50 Matteo Cinghiali (Ita) Borgonuovo Milior Prato Toscana              8.26
51 Juul Lemey (Bel) Sport Maes Koksijde
52 Maxime Rochette (Fra) Ile de France
53 Gaël Le Bellec (Fra) Pôle France de Talence
54 Jeroen Socquet (Bel) Scott USA Cycling Team
55 Julien Stassen (Bel) Davitamon Lotto VC Ardennes
56 Walter Giuffredi (Ita) US Biassono Lesco
57 Luigi Meersman (Bel) Avia Wielerteam Waasland
58 Mantas Blekevicius (Ltu) Litubel Forte d'Oro Team                   8.30
59 Anthony Tilly (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique
60 Martin Van Plateringen (Ned) Midden Nederland
61 Quentin Santy (Fra) Vélo Club de Roubaix Lille Métropole            8.32
62 Kevin Godfroid (Bel) Davitamon Lotto VC Ardennes                    8.34
63 Luca Conrad (Swi) Swiss National Team
64 Nicolas Vaillant (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique
65 Vivien Brisse (Fra) Pôle France de Talence
HD Leon Schachtner (Ger) König Pilsener
HD Sven Nooytens (Bel) Avia Wielerteam Waasland
HD Guillaume Belgy (Fra) French National Team
HD Grégory Denhaene (Fra) Nord Pas de Calais
HD Geoffrey Ducarne (Fra) E.S.E.G. Douai
HD Aurélien Champenois (Bel) Scott USA Cycling Team
HD Julien Detailleur (Fra) Vélo Club de Roubaix Lille Métropole
HD Valerian Vermeulen (Fra) VC Trithois
HD Hasier Olea (Spa) Gipuzkoako Txirrindularitza Elkargoa
HD Urko Eizagirre (Spa) Gipuzkoako Txirrindularitza Elkargoa
HD Thierry Marquaille (Fra) Ile de France
HD Christopher Dupperut (Swi) Swiss National Team
HD Tjeerd Van Aurich (Ned) Midden Nederland
HD Alexis Bodiot (Fra) Ile de France
HD Danilo Iannetta (Ita) Borgonuovo Milior Prato Toscana
HD Pierre Herblot (Fra) E.S.E.G. Douai
HD Nicolas David (Fra) French National Team
HD Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Pôle Espoirs la Roche sur Yon
HD Glen Deryk (Bel) Scott USA Cycling Team
HD Maxime Baiolet (Bel) Scott USA Cycling Team
HD Kilian Moser (Swi) Swiss National Team
HD Kevin Faghel (Fra) VC Trithois
HD Clément Perroteau (Fra) Pôle Espoirs la Roche sur Yon
HD Tim Gajewiak (Ger) König Pilsener
HD Julien Trehin (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique
HD Gediminas Kaupas (Ltu) Litubel Forte d'Oro Team
HD David Desquiens (Fra) Vélo Club de Roubaix Lille Métropole
HD Nicolas Bertuille (Bel) Team Wallonie
HD Tony Tomasina (Bel) Bodysol Lotto CT Menen
HD Adriano Della Giustina (Bel) Team Wallonie
HD Pierre Kieffer (Fra) Nord Pas de Calais
HD Patrick Bercz (Ger) König Pilsener
HD Thomas Vaillant (Fra) UC Nantes Atlantique
HD Mark Hinnen (Bel) Davitamon Lotto VC Ardennes
HD Marco Lanotte (Ita) GS Bareggese
HD Kristian Lau Thomsen (Den) Vejle Cykel Klub
HD Steffen Borremans (Bel) Scott USA Cycling Team
HD Florian Allaizeau (Fra) Pôle Espoirs la Roche sur Yon
HD Giorgio Bocchiola (Ita) US Biassono Lesco
HD Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Pôle France de Talence
HD Bob Stöpler (Ned) Midden Nederland

Past winners

Pavé de Roubaix

2005 Michael Baer (Swi) Swiss National Team
2004 Geraint Thomas (GBr)