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1919 Paris - Roubaix

20th edition: Sunday, April 20, 1919

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 1914 edition | 1920 edition

280 km. 77 starters and 25 classified finishers (80 finishers total).

Cold rain. After the war the area was in such terrible condition a journalist said the riders were going to ride through the "Hell of the North". Most riders were not yet in condition for racing, but Henri Pélissier, Philippe Thys and Honoré Barthélémy were. Pélissier and Thys were away, but a delay at at level crossing allowed Barthélémy to join them. Thereafter the attacks were continuous and furious, but they finished together, where Pélissier's superb sprint won the day.

Henri Pélissier

Henri Pélissier

Complete Results:

  1. Henri Pélissier (JB Louvet) 12hr 15min. 22.86 km/hr
  2. Philippe Thys (La Sportive) s.t.
  3. Honoré Barthélémy (La Sportive) s.t.
  4. Louis Heusghem (La Sportive) @ 1min
  5. Alex Michiels s.t.
  6. Francis Pélissier (JB Louvet) @ 10min
  7. Jean Rossius @ 15min
  8. Emile Masson, Sr @ 15min 30sec
  9. Eugène Christophe @ 16min
  10. Alfred Steux (La Sportive) @ 24min
  11. Dieudonné Gauthy (Alcyon) @ 25min
  12. André Huret @ 27min
  13. Léon Scieur (La Sportive) @ 34min
  14. Oscar Egg (Bianchi-Pirelli) @ 36min
  15. Joseph Van Daele (La Sportive) @ 37min
  16. Lucien Buysse (Legnano-Pirelli) @ 38min
  17. Alfons Spiessens @ 40min
  18. Paul Duboc (Peugeot) @ 42min
  19. Robert Jacquinot @ 47min
  20. Joseph Verdickt @ 51min
  21. Henri Hanlet s.t.
  22. Jacques Coomens s.t.
  23. Gaston Van Waesberghe @ 1hr 13min
  24. Albert Dejonghe @ 1hr 14min
  25. Charles Van Mol @ 1hr 15min