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1908 Paris - Roubaix

13th edition: Sunday, April 19, 1908

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 1907 edition | 1909 edition

271 km. 25.63 km/hr average speed

90 riders started, 27 classified finishers

Weather the week before the race was terrible, turning the roads into a mess. Cold rain, snow and sleet on race day. Cyrille Van Houwaert arrived at the velodrome alone, several minutes ahead of his chasers, and ran into a groundsman. He remounted and finished his six laps to become the first Belgian winner of Paris-Roubaix.

Cyrille Van Houwaert

Complete results:

  1. Cyrille Van Hauwaert (Alcyon-Dunlop) 10hr 34min 25sec
  2. Georges Lorgeou (La Française) @ 3min 35sec
  3. François Faber (Peugeot-Wolber) @ 5min 5sec
  4. August Ringeval @ 11min 35sec (P-R scholar Pascal Sergent shows Edouard Léonard 4th)
  5. Louis Trousselier (Alcyon) @ 21min 35sec
  6. Georges Passerieu (Peugeot-Wolber) @ 23min 35sec
  7. André Pottier @ 24min 35sec
  8. Gustave Garrigou (Peugeot-Wolber) @ 25min 35sec
  9. Emile Georget (Peugeot-Wolber) @ 29min 35sec
  10. Jules Masselis (Alcyon-Dunlop) @ 32min 35sec
  11. Marcel Godiver @ 37min 35sec
  12. Eugène Plateau (Alcyon-Dunlop) @ 45min 35sec
  13. Antoine Lombret @ 48min 35sec
  14. Luigi Ganna @ 58min 35sec
  15. Vincent d'Hulst @ 59min 35sec
  16. Antoine Wattelier @ 1hr 0min 35sec
  17. Guido Devoghelaere @ 1hr 1min 35sec
  18. François Lafourcade (Alcyon-Dunlop) @ 1hr 41min 35sec
  19. Georges Ryon (La Française) s.t.
  20. Pierre Proy @ 2hr 26min 35sec
  21. Maurice Loit @ 2hr 29min 35sec
  22. Jules Deloffre (Alcyon-Dunlop) @ 2hr 37min 35sec
  23. Louis Soulier @ 2hr 37min 35sec
  24. Joseph Ponthieu @ 3hr 26min 35sec
  25. August Dufour @ 3hr 51min 35sec
  26. Charles Rousselot @ 6hr 31min 35sec
  27. Friedrich Piechnick @ 6hr 41min 35sec