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1903 Paris - Roubaix

8th edition: Sunday, April 11, 1903

Complete results

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 1902 edition | 1904 edition

268 km raced at an average speed of 29.104 km/hr.

There were 51 starters and 27 classified finishers

The race: Hippolyte Aucouturier's 1903 Paris-Roubaix victory could not have happened today, at least the way it went in 1903.

Back then, when riders arrived at the Roubaix velodome they would switch to a fixed-gear track bike to ride the final three laps on the track. Aucouturier had been in a breakaway with two other riders, Louis Trousselier and Claude Chapperon. While the Chapperon and Trousselier squabbled over who owned which track bike after Chapperon grabbed Trousselier's, Aucouturier mounted his bike and rode away for his first of his two consecutive Paris-Roubaix wins.

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Hippolyte Aucouturier arrives at the Roubaix velodrome


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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.

Complete results:

  1. Hippolyte Aucouturier (France) 9hr 12min 30sec
  2. Claude Chapperon (France) @ 2sec (sometimes the gap is listed as 10 meters)
  3. Louis Trousselier (France) 39sec or 40sec
  4. Edouard Wattelier (France @ 1min 2sec
  5. Georges Lorgeou (France) @ 28min 30sec
  6. Jean Fischer (France) @ 39min 30sec
  7. Gustave Pasquier (France) @ 42min 30sec
  8. Paul Trippier (France) @ 47min 30sec
  9. Léon Georget (France) @ 55min 30sec
  10. Oscar Lepoutre (Belgium) @ 1hr 0min 30sec
  11. Edouard Chaudron (France) @ 1hr 5min 30sec
  12. Charles Prévost (Belgium) @ 1hr 6min 30sec
  13. Alois Catteau (Belgium) @ 1hr 13min 30sec
  14. Marcel Valpic (France) @ 1hr 16min 30sec
  15. Serbruyns (Belgium) @ 1hr 38min 30sec
  16. Gaston Héneaux (France) @ 1hr 48min 30sec
  17. Henri Alegoedt (Belgium) @ 3hr 11min 30sec
  18. Adolphe Derion (France) @ 3hr 12min 30sec
  19. Eugène Jay (France) @ 3hr 16min 30sec
  20. Julien Lootens (Belgium) @ 3hr 29min 30sec
  21. Léon Pernette (France) @ 3hr 34min 30sec
  22. Emile Boudrain (France) s.t.
  23. Laurent Dequenec (France) @ 4hr 13min 30sec
  24. Paul rosa (France) @ 4hr 14min 30sec
  25. L. Dardenne (France) @ 4hr 43min 30sec
  26. Léon Riche (France) @ 5hr 32min 30sec
  27. Maurand Delcambre (France) @ 6hr 5min 30sec

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