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1970 Paris - Roubaix

68th edition: Sunday, April 12, 1970

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 1971 edition | 1969 edition

266 km. 155 starters, 43 classified finishers

The race: Pouring rain. By the exit of the Wallers-Arenberg sector of cobbles, the lead group had been reduced to seven riders, four of them on the Flandria team. Eddy Merckx, despite suffering several punctures, hammered away at the group until he had just Eric Leman and Roger de Vlaeminck with him. De Vlaeminck punctured and Leman grew tired, allowing Merckx to arrive at the Roubaix velodrome with more than five minutes in hand.

Complete Results:

  1. Eddy Merckx (Faema-Faemino) 6hr 23min 15sec. 41.653 km/hr
  2. Roger de Vlaeminck (Flandria-Mars) @ 5min 21sec
  3. Eric Leman (Flandria-Mars) @ 5min 29sec
  4. André Dierickx (Flandria-Mars) s.t.
  5. Walter Godefroot (Salvarani) @ 7min 7sec
  6. Frans Verbeeck (Geens-Watney-Diamant) s.t.
  7. Jan Janssen (Bic) s.t.
  8. Roger Rosiers (Bic) s.t.
  9. Gerben Karstens (Peugeot) @ 8min 5sec
  10. Jean-Pierre Monseré (Flandria-Mars) s.t.
  11. Georges Vandenberghe (Faema-Faemino) @ 10min 1sec
  12. Edward Sels (Willem II-Gazelle) @ 10min 55sec
  13. Raymond Poulidor (Fagor-Mercier) @ 11min12sec
  14. Michele Dancelli (Molteni) s.t.
  15. Jozef Spruyt (Faema-Faemino) @ 12min 40sec
  16. Roberto Ballini (Dreher) s.t.
  17. Gérard Vianen (Caballero-Laurens) s.t.
  18. Patrick Sercu (Dreher) s.t.
  19. Lucien Aimar (Sonolor-Lejeune) @ 13min 42sec
  20. Evert Dolman (Willem II-Gazelle) s.t.
  21. Adriano Passuello (Dreher) s.t.
  22. Eric Raes (Hertekamp-Magniflex-Novy) @ 17min 14sec
  23. Guido Reybrouck (Germanvox-Wega) s.t.
  24. Valère Van Sweevelt (Peugeot) s.t.
  25. Antoon Houbrechts (Salvarani) @ 17min 51sec
  26. Joop Zoetemelk (Flandria-Mars) s.t.
  27. Willy Monty (Faema-Faemino) @ 18min 40sec
  28. Jos Van der Vleuten (Willem II-Gazelle) s.t.
  29. Ferdinand Bracke (Peugeot) s.t.
  30. Joseph Schoeters (Peugeot) s.t.
  31. Théo Verschueren (Hertekamp-Magniflex-Novy) s.t.
  32. Ronny Van der Vijver (Flandria-Mars) s.t.
  33. Leif Mortensen (Bic) @ 21min 50sec
  34. Jan van Nueten (Willem II-Gazelle) @ 23min 14sec
  35. Barry Hoban (Sonolor-Lejeune) @ 25min 8sec
  36. Raymond Riotte (Sonolor-Lejeune) s.t.
  37. Léo Duyndam (Caballero-Laurens) @ 27min 25sec
  38. Cyrille Guimard (Fagor-Mercier) @ 28min 23sec
  39. Gösta Pettersson (Ferretti) s.t.
  40. Alain Vasseur (Bic) @ 29min 18sec
  41. Gérard Besnard (Peugeot) @ 32min 50sec
  42. Ottavio Crepaldi (Salvarani) s.t.
  43. Régis Delépine (Frimatic-De Gribaldy) @ 34mn 58sec