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2nd Paris - Roubaix, 1897

Sunday, April 18, 1897

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 1896 edition | 1898 edition

280 km, average speed 28.124 km/hr.

32 Professional and 26 amateur riders started

The streets were wet at the start of the race, but the sun came out at the start.

Garin and Cordang entered the Roubaix velodrome together. Cordang fell from his bike in the velodrome, remounted and chased Garin, and closed to within two meters after the six laps around the track. Garin is listed as French, but it is possible he was Italian and didn't become a French citizen until 1901

Maurice Garin

Maurice Garin

Complete results:

  1. Maurice Garin, riding for La Française (France) 9hr 57min 21sec (others list Garin's time as 10hr 43min 5sec
  2. Mathieu Cordang (Netherlands) @ 2 meters, but same time
  3. Michel Frederick (Switzerland) @ 14min 37sec
  4. Gaston Rivierre (France) @ 50min 39sec
  5. Jules Cordier (France) @ 1hr 42min 52sec
  6. Boinet (France) @ 1hr 43min 3sec
  7. Henri Aries (France) @ 1hr 53min 12sec
  8. Guillochin (France @ 2hr 3min 30sec
  9. *Léopold Trousselier (France) @ 2hr 3min 30sec. Elapsed time of 13hr 0min 51sec, first amateur
  10. *Laferrière (France) @ 2hr 19min 9sec
  11. *Charlier (France) @ 2hr 47min
  12. *Fantol (France) @ 2hr 51min
  13. *Claude Chapperon (France) @ 3hr 55min
  14. *H. Duconseil (France) @ 3hr 56min
  15. Marcel Kerf (Belgium) @ 4hr 16min 39sec
  16. *A. Marachal (France) @ 9hr 3min
  17. Victor Bagre (France) @ 10hr 37min 55sec
  18. Arthur Deleu (Belgium) @ 10hr 50min 55sec
  19. Geo Van parys (Belgium) s.t.
  20. *Imperial (France) @ 13hr 24min
  21. *Hanard (France) @ 13hr 25min
  22. *Dur (France) @ 15hr 1min
  23. *L. Demarez (France) @ 15hr 1min
  24. Arsène Millocheau (France) @ 15hr 13min 55sec

*Amateur rider