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1987 Paris - Roubaix

85th edition: Sunday, April 12, 1987

Complete results

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 1988 edition | 1986 edition

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The Race:

The 1987 Paris-Roubaix was 264 km long and raced at an average speed of 36.982 km/hr

There were 192 starters and 47 classified finishers, plus 3 who finished beyond the time limit.

The course was wet, muddy and slippery. Sean Kelly fell on wet cobbles at the 25-kilometers to go point, holding up most of the favorites.

Eric Vanderaerden attacked right then and immediately had a gap. He rode away from the field and caught three breakaways (Rudy Dhaenens, Patrick Versluys and Philippe Vandenbrande) who had been away for a long time.

They rode to the finish together, where Vanderaerden easily won the sprint.

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Eric Vanderaerden looks back as he wins the sprint. Apologies for the video screen shot.

Eric Vanderaerden

Winner Eric Vanderaerden on a dry day.


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Complete Results:

  1. Eric Vanderaerden (Panasonic) 7hr 18min 3sec.
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  3. Patrick Versluys (AD Renting) s.t.
  4. Rudy Dhaenens (Hitachi) s.t.
  5. Philippe Vandenbrande (Hitachi) @ 2sec
  6. Edwig Van Hooydonck (Superconfex) @ 1min 54sec
  7. Bruno Wojtinek (Z) @ 2min 37sec
  8. Marc Sergeant (Lotto) s.t.
  9. Nico Verhoeven (Superconfex) s.t.
  10. Bruno Lealli (Carrera Jeans) s.t.
  11. Martial Gayant (Système U) @ 3min 4sec
  12. Hennie Kuiper (Roland) @ 3min 12sec
  13. Etienne De Wilde (Sigma Coatings) @ 3min 17sec
  14. Sean Kelly (KAS) s.t.
  15. Fritz Pirard (Sigma Coatings) s.t.
  16. Jan Wijnants (Hitachi) s.t.
  17. Eddy Planckaert (Panasonic) s.t.
  18. Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Z) s.t.
  19. Guido Bontempi (Carrera Jeans) s.t.
  20. Francesco Moser (Supermercati Brianzoli) s.t.
  21. André Meuwissen (Hitachi) s.t.
  22. Thierry Marie (Système U) s.t.
  23. Jozef Lieckens (Lotto) @ 3min 31sec
  24. Noël Segers (Lucas-Mullers) @ 5min 25sec
  25. Pello Ruiz-Cabestany (Seat) @ 6min 44sec
  26. Theo De Rooy (Panasonic) s.t.
  27. Jean-Marie Wampers (Hitachi) s.t.
  28. Marc Madiot (Système U) s.t.
  29. Frank Hoste (Fagor) s.t.
  30. Herman Frison (Roland) s.t.
  31. Dag-Otto Lauritzen (7-Eleven) @ 8min 20sec
  32. Gilbert Glaus (Z) s.t.
  33. Alain Bondue (Système U) @ 9min 12sec
  34. Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke (KAS) @ 9min 47sec
  35. Roger Ilegems (Sigma Coatings) @ 9min 49sec
  36. Jos Lammertink (Transvemij) s.t.
  37. Gerrit Solleveld (Superconfex) @ 9min 52sec
  38. Adri Van der Poel (PDM) s.t.
  39. Pol Verschuere (Fagor) @ 13min 0sec
  40. Ferdi Van den Haute (AD Renting) s.t.
  41. Peter Hoondert (PDM) @ 14min 49sec
  42. John Talen (Panasonic) s.t.
  43. Marc Gomez (Reynolds) s.t.
  44. Jörg Muller (PDM) @ 16min 12sec
  45. Michel Vermote (RMO) @ 16min 42sec
  46. Luc Colijn (Système U) s.t.
  47. Marco Bergamo (Carrera Jeans) s.t.
  48. Marc Van der Hulst @ 18min 26sec

Outside the time limit:

  1. Bob Roll (7-Eleven) @ 39min 0sec
  2. Jonathan Boyer (7-Eleven) @ 48min 7sec
  3. Andrew Hampsten (7-Eleven) s.t.

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