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1975 Paris - Roubaix

73rd edition: Sunday, April 13, 1975

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 1976 edition | 1974 edition

277.5 km. 158 starters, 43 classified finishers

Roger de Vlaeminck in 1979

Roger de Vlaeminck in 1979

The Race: Sunny, but rain the previous days had made the cobbled sectors muddy and slippery. Largely through Marc Demeyer's relentless aggression, the lead group was down to four: Eddy Merckx, Roger de Vlaeminck, André Dierickx and Demeyer. With just eight kilometers to the finish Merckx flatted. He got a quick repair and soon rejoined the lead group. Merckx led out the sprint from a long way back with de Vlaeminck on his wheel. At the end de Vlaeminck barely came around him to win his third Paris-Roubaix.

Complete Results:

  1. Roger de Vlaeminck (Brooklyn) 6hr 52min 4sec. 40.41 km/hr
  2. Eddy Merckx (Molteni) s.t.
  3. André Dierickx (Rokado) s.t.
  4. Marc Demeyer (Flandria-Carpenter) s.t.
  5. Francesco Moser (Filotex) @ 2min 41sec
  6. Freddy Maertens (Flandria-Carpenter) s.t.
  7. Roger Swerts (Ijsboerke) @ 5min 13sec
  8. Walter Godefroot (Flandria-Carpenter) @ 7min 44sec
  9. Guido Van Sweevelt (Maes-Watney) @ 9min 19sec
  10. Gerben Karstens (Gitane-Campagnolo) @ 10min 33sec
  11. Walter Planckaert (Maes-Watney) s.t.
  12. José De Cauwer (Frisol-G.B.C.) s.t.
  13. Ronald de Witte (Flandria-Carpenter) s.t.
  14. José Catieau (Peugeot) s.t.
  15. Roger Rosiers (Super Ser-Zeus) @ 11min 15sec
  16. Frans van Looy (Molteni) @ 14min 14sec
  17. Ludo Delcroix (Molteni) s.t.
  18. Tino Tabak (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
  19. Willy de Geest (Brooklyn) s.t.
  20. Ole Ritter (Filotex) s.t.
  21. Cees Bal (Gan-Mercier) s.t.
  22. Julien van Lint (Maes-Watney) s.t.
  23. Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (Peugeot) s.t.
  24. Georges Pintens (Maes-Watney) s.t.
  25. Herman van Springel (Falndria-Carpenter) s.t.
  26. Eric Leman (Alsaver-Jeunet-De Gribaldy) s.t.
  27. Willy Abbeloos (Maes-Watney) s.t.
  28. Charly Rouxel (Peugeot) @ 15min 40sec
  29. Hennie Kuiper (Frisol-G.B.C.) @ 16min 28sec
  30. Robert Mintkiewicz (Gitane-Campagnolo) s.t.
  31. Régis Ovion (Peugeot) s.t.
  32. Régis Delépine (Flandria-Carpenter) s.t.
  33. Gérard Vianen (Gan-Mercier) @ 18min 19sec
  34. Hubert Mathis (Alsaver-Jeunet-De Gribaldy) @ 24min 30sec
  35. Herman Vrijders (Alsaver-Jeunet-De Gribaldy) s.t.
  36. Ludo van Staeyen (Maes-Watney) @ 27min 36sec
  37. Lieven Malfait (Maes-Watney) s.t.
  38. Louis Verreydt (Ijsboerke) @ 28min 44sec
  39. David Lloyd (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
  40. Jan Raas (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
  41. Karl-Heinz Muddemann (Rokado) @ 29min 25sec
  42. Alfred Gaida (Rokado) s.t.
  43. Gérard Kamper (Frisol-G.B.C.) @ 32min 8sec