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1900 Paris - Roubaix

5th edition: Sunday, April 15, 1900

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 1899 edition | 1901 edition

Motor-Paced. The winner, Emile Bouhours was a track specialist with 24 world records. He was three-times French motor-pace champion with a second and a third in the worlds in motor-pacing. The 1900 race was marred by many crashes.

Emile Bouhours

Emile Bouhours

23 starters, 10 finishers
269 km. (Some sources say 268 km.) 37.352 km/hr average

  1. Emile Bouhours (France) 7hr 10min 30sec
  2. Josef Fischer (Germany) @ 18min
  3. Maurice Garin (France) @ 38min 30sec. Garin did not complete the track laps on the Roubaix velodrome, but was awarded third anyway.
  4. Lucien Itsweire (France) @ 56min 30sec
  5. Oscar Lepoutre (France) @ 1hr 55min 30sec
  6. Edouard Simon (France) @ 3hr 29min 30sec
  7. Edouard Dubreucq (Belgium) @ 3hr 37min 30sec
  8. Hippolyte Aucouturier (France) @ 4hr 1min 30sec
  9. Emilie Pagie (France) @ 5hr 4min 30sec
  10. Lucien Pothier (France) @ 5hr 39min 30sec