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1979 Paris - Roubaix

77th edition: Sunday, April 8, 1979

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 1980 edition | 1978 edition

264 km. 173 starters, 51 classified finishers

The Race: Roger de Vlaeminck left Francesco Moser's Sanson team and joined their rival, Gis Gelati. Marc Demeyer and Hennie Kuiper had been energetic much of the race and when the two had finally formed a successful escape, de Vlaeminck and Moser bridged up to the duo. From there Moser, who was in fantastic condition, rode away. Despite a flat, he was able arrive alone in the Roubaix velodrome for his second Paris-Roubaix.

Complete Results:

  1. Francesco Moser (Sanson) 6hr 17min 28sec. 41.01 km/hr
  2. Roger de Vlaeminck (Gis Gelati) @ 40sec
  3. Hennie Kuiper (Peugeot) s.t.
  4. Joop Zoetemelk (Miko-Mercier) s.t.
  5. Jan Raas (TI-Raleigh) @ 2min 14sec
  6. Willy Teirlinck (KAS) @ 2min 17sec
  7. Walter Planckaert (Mini Flat) s.t.
  8. Marc Demeyer (Flandria) s.t.
  9. Fons de Wolf (Boule d'Or) @ 2min 27sec
  10. Etienne Van der Helst (KAS) s.t.
  11. Bernard Hinault (Renault-Gitane) s.t.
  12. Guy Sibille (Peugeot) s.t.
  13. Walter Godefroot (Ijsboerke) s.t.
  14. Dietrich Thurau (Ijsboerke) s.t.
  15. Guido van Calster (DAF Trucks) s.t.
  16. Ronan De Meyer (Gis Gelati) s.t.
  17. Jan Aling (Marc-Zeepcentrale-Superia) @ 5min 17sec
  18. Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke (Peugeot) @ 5min 47sec
  19. Bert Oosterbosch (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
  20. Bernard Quilfen (Renault-Gitane) s.t.
  21. Willy Sprangers (Safir-Ludo) @ 8min 7sec
  22. Phil Edwards (Sanson) @ 8min 35sec
  23. Martin Havik (TI-Raleigh) @ 8min 58sec
  24. Yvon Bertin (Renault-Gitane) s.t.
  25. Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Peugeot) s.t.
  26. Marcello Osler (Sanson) s.t.
  27. Palmiro Masciarelli (Sanson) s.t.
  28. Roger Rosiers (La Redoute) s.t.
  29. Jean-René Bernaudeau (Renault-Gitane) @ 10min 46sec
  30. Eddy Verstraeten (Mini Flat) @ 11min 57sec
  31. René Dillen (KAS) s.t.
  32. Guido Van Sweevelt (Ijsboerke) s.t.
  33. Stefan Mutter (TI-Raleigh) @ 13min 11sec
  34. Marcel Tinazzi (Peugeot) s.t.
  35. Gustaaf van Roosbroeck (Ijsboerke) s.t.
  36. Dirk Baert (Carlos-Galli) @ 16min 8sec
  37. Wilfried Wesemael (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
  38. José de Cauwer (Peugeot) s.t.
  39. Frans Verhaegen (Safir-Ludo) s.t.
  40. Aad Van den Hoek (TI-Raleigh) s.t.
  41. Jean-Raymond Toso (Amis du Tour) @ 18min 2sec
  42. Adrie Van Houwelingen (Boule d'Or) s.t.
  43. Jacques Martin (KAS) @ 18min 35sec
  44. Leo Van Thielen (Safir-Ludo) @ 19min 8sec
  45. Gregor Braun (Peugeot) @ 19min 40sec
  46. Serge Perrin @ 24min 28sec
  47. Gérard Simonnot @ 25min 55sec
  48. Didier Vanoverschelde (La Redoute) s.t.
  49. Jean-Philippe Pipart (La Redoute) s.t.
  50. Willy Maessen (Boule d'Or) @ 28min 29sec
  51. Jacques Verbrugge (DAF Trucks) @ 30min 53sec