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1945 Paris - Roubaix

43th edition: Sunday, April 9, 1945

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 1946 edition | 1944 edition

246 km. 100 starters and 28 finishers

The first edition of Paris-Roubaix since the Germans had been driven from France. Of the seven men in the lead who raced together into the Roubaix velodrome, 1944 winner Desimpelaere was the favorite. In fact, Desimpelaere had been marking and neutralizing attacks for most of the race. To the surprise of most, Paul Maye, a Basque from Bayonne, was the winner.

Complete Results:

  1. Paul Maye (Alcyon-Dunlop) 7hr 52min 54sec. 31.20 km/hr
  2. Lucien Teisseire s.t.
  3. Kléber Piot (Dilecta-Wolber) s.t.
  4. Louis Thiétard (Métropole-Dunlop) s.t.
  5. Maurice Desimpelaere (Alcyon-Dunlop) s.t.
  6. Edouard Muller (Alcyon-Dunlop) s.t.
  7. Robert Renonce s.t.
  8. Maurice De Muer (Peugeot) @ 3min 1sec
  9. Maurice Quentin (Génial Lucifer-Hutchinson) s.t.
  10. Lucien Maelfait (Génial Lucifer-Hutchinson) s.t.
  11. Jacques Rousset (Dilecta-Wolber) s.t.
  12. Alexandre Pawlisiak (Rochet-Dunlop) @ 6min 58sec
  13. Eugène Galliussi s.t.
  14. Manuel Huguet s.t.
  15. Amédée Rolland (Ray-Dunlop) @ 12min 57sec
  16. Joseph Tacca s.t.
  17. Yvan Marie s.t.
  18. Séverin Virgili s.t.
  19. Philippe Martineau (Dilecta-Wolber) s.t.
  20. Georges Guillier (Dilecta-Wolber) s.t.
  21. Albert Sercu (Dilecta-Wolber) @ 16min 6sec
  22. Valère Ollivier s.t.
  23. Sylvain Hordelalay (Génial Lucifer-Hutchinson) s.t.
  24. Louis Déprez (Bertin) s.t.
  25. Jean Robic (Génial Lucifer-Hutchinson) s.t.
  26. Léon Paolini (Ray-Dunlop) s.t.
  27. Armand Gilles s.t.
  28. Jean De Gribaldy (Peugeot) @ 47min 21sec