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1950 Paris - Roubaix

48th edition: Sunday, April 9, 1950

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 1951 edition | 1949 edition

247 km. 231 starters and 76 classified finishers.

Torrential Rain. In the lead were 20 riders when they came to the feed station in Arras. There, Coppi attacked, taking only Maurice Diot for company. Diot's director Antonin Magne told Diot not to work with Coppi. In response to Magne's orders, with 45 kilometers to go, Coppi went solo, riding a 52 x 15 all the way to Roubaix. Coppi's 1950 Paris-Roubaix is considered one of the great rides in cycling history.

"...Fausto Coppi, the totally prodigious, has himself crushed Paris-Roubaix" - Jacques Goddet

Fausto Coppi

This is Coppi in 1950, he's wearing the Italian Champion's jersey. This might well be Fausto Coppi and Maurice Diot on their break.

Complete Results:

  1. Fausto Coppi (Bianchi-Ursus) 6hr 18min 48sec. 39.123 km/hr (24.31 mph)
  2. Maurice Diot (Mercier-Htuchinson) @ 2min 45sec
  3. Fiorenzo Magni (Wilier-Triestina) @ 5min 24sec
  4. Charles Coste (Peugeot-Dunlop) s.t.
  5. Gino Sciardis @ 7min 7sec
  6. Pierre Molinéris @ 7min 40sec
  7. André Declercq @ 7min 54sec
  8. Georges Meunier (La Perle-Hutchinson) s.t.
  9. Georges Claes s.t.
  10. Marcel Kint s.t.
  11. Edward Van Dyck s.t.
  12. Emmanuel Thoma (Ruche-Dunlop) s.t.
  13. André Rosseel s.t.
  14. Jacques-Jésus Moujica (Mercier-A. Magne) s.t.
  15. Louison Bobet (Stella-Dunlop) s.t.
  16. Rik van Steenbergen (Mercier-Hutchinson) @ 8min 48sec
  17. Oreste Conte (Bianchi-Ursus) @ 8min 55sec
  18. Philippe Martineau (Dilecta-Wolber) @ 9min 15sec
  19. Adolphe Braeckeveldt @ 9min 18sec
  20. Marcel De Mulder @ 11min 6sec
  21. Alphonse Devreese (Peugeot-Dunlop) s.t.
  22. Ettore Milano (Bianchi-Ursus) s.t.
  23. Maurice Bloome s.t.
  24. Angelo Menon (France Sport-Dunlop) s.t.
  25. Edouard Klabinski (Mercier-Hutchinson) s.t.
  26. Albert Sercu (Bertin-Wolber) s.t.
  27. Emile Vanderveken (Starnord-Wolber) s.t.
  28. Albert Ramon (Bertin-Wolber) s.t.
  29. Albert Dubuisson (Rochet-Dunlop) s.t.
  30. Alfredo Pasotti @ 11min 47sec
  31. Nello Lauredi (Helyett-Hutchinson) s.t.
  32. Antonio Bevilacqua (Wilier-Triestina) @ 13min1sec
  33. Roger Decock (Alcyon-Dunlop) s.t.
  34. Antonin Rolland (Rhonson-Dunlop) @ 13min 22sec
  35. Ferdy Kübler (Tebag) s.t.
  36. Roger Queugnet (Peugeot-Dunlop) s.t.
  37. Eloi Tassin (Dilecta-Wolber) s.t.
  38. René Walschot (Dilecta-Wolber) s.t.
  39. Henk De Hoog s.t.
  40. Pino Cerami s.t.
  41. Fermo Camellini (Elvish-Fontan-Wolber) s.t.
  42. Raphaël Géminiani (Métropole-Dunlop) s.t.
  43. José Beyaert (Helyett-Hutchinson) s.t.
  44. Jean Rey s.t.
  45. Roger Duquesne s.t.
  46. Wim Van Est (Garin-Wolber) s.t.
  47. Jean Bogaerts s.t.
  48. Serge Blusson @ 13min 56sec
  49. Maurice De Muer (Peugeot-Dunlop) @ 14min 30sec
  50. Jean Brun (Cilo) @ 15min 31sec
  51. André Blin @ 16min 51sec
  52. Robert Bonnaventure @ 16min 57sec
  53. Etienne Tahon s.t.
  54. Frans Gielen s.t.
  55. Julien Van Dycke s.t.
  56. Elias Walckiers s.t.
  57. Roger De Corte s.t.
  58. Albert Decin s.t.
  59. Marcel Molines @ 18min 26sec
  60. Jean Lauk s.t.
  61. Henri Van Kerkhove s.t.
  62. Marino Contarin @ 20min 55sec
  63. Antoine Frankowski @ 21min 42sec
  64. Jean Malléjac @ 21min45sec
  65. Ange Le Strat @ 22min 50sec
  66. René Janssens @ 23min 19sec
  67. Roger Roux @ 25min 7sec
  68. Jean Engels @ 27min 38sec
  69. Roger Prévotal @ 28min 38sec
  70. Paul Giacomini @ 31min 46sec
  71. Julien Janssens s.t.
  72. Eugène Van Roosbroeck s.t.
  73. François Bussemey s.t.
  74. Emile Teisseire s.t.
  75. Serge Meneghetti @ 32min 12sec
  76. Roger Buchonnet s.t.