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1899 Paris - Roubaix

4th edition: Sunday, April 2, 1899

Complete results

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 1898 edition | 1900 edition

Les Woodland's book Paris-Roubaix: The Inside Story - All the bumps of cycling's cobbled classic is available as an audiobook here. For the print and Kindle eBook versions, just click on the Amazon link on the right.

This race attracted several track specialists who wanted to capitalize on their motor-pacing skills.

Albert Champion, the winner, was one such specialist. He later moved to America and started the Champion Spark Plug firm.

On October 27, 1927, Champion collapsed and died suddenly at the age of 49 after being punched by his wife's married lover.

The race:

Motor-Paced.

268 km, Beautiful weather, no wind

31.976 km/hr average speed

32 starting riders, 16 classified finishers

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Albert Champion

Albert Champion


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Complete results:

  1. Albert Champion (France) 8hr 22min 53sec
  2. Paul Bor (France) @ 23min 20sec
  3. Ambroise Garin (Italy) @ 23min 24sec
  4. Pierre Chevalier (France) @ 54min 9sec
  5. Eugène Jay (France) @ 1hr 53min 7sec
  6. Marcel Kerff (Belgium) @ 1hr 57min 37sec
  7. Lucien Itsweire (France) 2 1hr 58min 10sec
  8. Dubus (France) @ 2hr 0min 53sec
  9. Lucien Delattre (France) @ 2hr 39min 7sec
  10. Jean Fischer (France) @ 3hr 20min 19sec
  11. Emile Boulinguez (France) @ 3hr 59min 49sec
  12. Théo Boulinguez (France) @ 4hr 24min 21sec
  13. Fritz Vandersuyft (Belgium) @ 6hr 48min 7sec
  14. Edouard Simon (France) s.t.
  15. Calmel (France) @ 6hr 52min 7sec
  16. Vergnes (France) @ 7hr 37min 7sec

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