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Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle — Z Andrei Tchmil — Lotto There were then various finish points: The race moved to the current stadium in , and there it has stayed with the exceptions of , and when the finish was in the avenue des Nations-Unies, outside the offices of La Redoute , the mail-order company which sponsored the race.
The shower room inside the velodrome is distinctive for the open, three-sided, low-walled concrete stalls, each with a brass plaque to commemorate a winner.
Paris—Roubaix presents a technical challenge to riders, team personnel, and equipment. Special frames and wheels are often used. In the past, developments to cope with the demands of Paris—Roubaix have included the use of wider tires, cantilever brakes, and dual brake levers.
More recently, manufacturers such as Specialized have developed new types of bike which are designed to cope with the demands on the cobbled classics: Many teams disperse personnel along the course with spare wheels, equipment and bicycles to help in locations not accessible to the team car.
Riders have experimented, however. After the Second World War many tried wooden rims of the sort used at the start of cycle racing.
Francesco Moser wrapped his handlebars with strips of foam in the s. Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle and Greg LeMond experimented with suspension in their front forks in the s.
Some top riders receive special frames to give more stability and comfort. Different materials make the ride more comfortable. Tom Boonen , using a Time frame with longer wheelbase for the first time, won the race in and has since continued to use a bike with a longer wheelbase.
The manufacturers claimed this took nearly all the shock out of the cobbles. Canadian rider Steve Bauer had a frame built by Eddy Merckx Bicycles with extremely slack angles, to the extent of being semi-recumbent.
It was not a success and was only used for one edition of the race. The bicycle made for Peter Van Petegem in was a Time.
The bad roads cause frequent punctures. A service fleet consisting of four motorcycles and four cars provides spares to riders regardless of team.
Every year we change fewer wheels, because the wheels and tyres are getting better and better. We changed about 20 wheels today. Tyres are becoming much better than before.
We have a list in the car of who is riding Mavic or Shimano or Campagnolo ; the moment someone gets a flat tyre we need to think of a lot of things at once.
Is it a titanium frame or a carbon frame or a steel frame? He was chased all the way to Roubaix by a Belgian, Cyrille van Hauwaert, and tension in the velodrome was high.
The crowd heard that Passerieu had reached the stadium but nobody rode on to the track. The leader was just about to ride in when a gendarme stepped into his path to check if his bicycle had the obligatory tax plate attached to it.
Passerieu had already had a hard day and a shouting match broke out before he was allowed to continue. His happiness was short-lived.
Arbitrarily accused of having provoked a fall by Julien Vervaecke, with whom he had broken away, he was disqualified without any sort of hearing.
Vervaecke belonged to the all-powerful Alcyon team, run by the no less powerful Ludovic Feuillet A Belgian may not have won but there were seven Belgians in the first ten.
The result in took several months and two international conferences to sort out. There was a break. His brother Fausto gave him a push to get him away.
He wanted his brother to win. I waited a bit and then I attacked and I caught him and the break. Then I went off by myself. I was going to win Paris—Roubaix.
I looked around for where to go and I was directed round the outside wall of the track, to where the team cars had to park. Then it was more chaotic and the whole road was blocked.
People said I should have known the way into the track. It was a journalist on a motorbike who managed to get up to me.
The bunch came in and Serse won the sprint. But then his brother told Serse to go to the judges to object.
But that was below him. Coppi wanted his brother to have a big victory. That was below him. A champion like that should never have stooped that low.
I never spoke to him about it. The only other times he rode it were in , when he finished fourth, and in , as the defending champion.
When he was criticised, he said: The incident made Hinault angry and he raced back to the others and won in Roubaix. He was not the first star to refuse.
The following year only Zabel was there. In he had stayed at home as well. The peloton of stayaways has grown to the point where Paris—Roubaix is now only for a tight group of specialists The race contained a rare spectacle where an early morning breakaway group held on until the finish: He got assistance from his team car to remove the bag, but his gears still would not change.
Laurent Fignon finished third after a late breakaway from the chasing peloton. All that just to be told two minutes before going to the podium that we had been disqualified.
Cancellara deserved his victory but for me, I will always be in second place even though I have been disqualified. A doctor attempted to resuscitate him on the spot.
He was flown to hospital in Lille by helicopter for treatment. Theo de Rooij , a Dutchman, had been in a promising position to win the race but had then crashed, losing his chance of winning.
It is based in France but open to members all over the world. It has its roots in the Paris—Roubaix Cyclo-Touriste of By there were 7, participants.
There and at other events on the course, a petition calling for the cobbles to be saved gathered 10, signatures.
Its aim was to find enough stretches of cobbled road to preserve the nature of the race. So many roads had been resurfaced that, as the organiser said, there was a risk that it would become a fast race on smooth roads won by sprinters rather than those who had fought through hell.
Alain Bernard, who succeeded Vallaeys, says: Today, the association looks after the maintenance of these paths of legend, working with local administrations to preserve them.
But alongside that, we also do other things to preserve the value of the race, building up an impressive collection of documents, holding exhibitions, honouring former winners, holding tours of the route.
Not a day to venture outside Backs bent against the gusts, they tirelessly scratch at the ground with primitive tools.
No, these are members of the "Amis de Paris Roubaix", trying to clean off the mud and crusted earth left on the cobbles by farm work.
They are on an important section of Paris—Roubaix and, without their intervention, the greatest of cycling classics, due to be held in only a few days, will not be able to come through The passion that drives them is much stronger than the bad weather.
It has nothing to do with the current storms in the cycling world. I kept going until the finish. I have to say thank you to all my teammates because they did a great job.
They kept the group all together from the start. And as first and second free-wheeled around the velodrome to soak up the applause, Terpstra appeared from nowhere.
The counter-attack brought Sagan to within 43 seconds at one point, but the world champion was in a league of his own, and once out of sight their next rendezvous came inside the velodrome.
Tom Stamsnijder Sunweb was a non-starter. Only after an hour, a breakaway move was able to distance the peloton. Their lead grew up to more than eight minutes in the long run-up to the cobbles.
In contrast to previous years, the cobbles were covered with mud. Geraint Thomas Team Sky was one of the victims too, and he abandoned little later.
The first messages concerning his crash indicated he needed urgent help. We are deeply saddened to write that Michael Goolaerts died this evening.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates]. They were able to come back into the Quick-Step Floors controlled peloton at kilometres from the finish.
The previous events had turned the peloton into a rather small group of about 50 riders. They were trailing the nine leaders by 2: The small peloton of about 50 riders was led into the forest by German champion Marcus Burghardt, working for Peter Sagan.