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1998 Paris - Roubaix (World Cup)
96th edition: Sunday , April 12, 1998

Complete results

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The race:

The 1998 Paris-Roubaix was 266.5 km long and raced at an average speed of 38.27 km/hr.

There are some sources (including the prestigious Memoire site) that put winner Ballerini's time at 5hr 55min 16sec rather than the 6hr 57min 49sec which we use. This latter time is the one released by the race organizer.

192 starters, 49 classified finishers. Another 17 riders finished outside time limit

With about 65 kilometers to go, 8 riders broke away and Franco Ballerini left that group another 15 kilometers later. He soloed into the Roubaix velodrome with more than 4 minutes in hand.

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Franco Ballerini wins the 1998 Paris-Roubaix

Franco Ballerini wins. Sirotti photo

ranco Ballerini in the 1998 paris Roubaix

Ballerini has made good his escape. Sirotti photo


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Complete Results:

  1. Franco Ballerini (Mapei) 6hr 57min 49sec
  2. Paris–Roubaix: The Inside Story
  3. Andrea Tafi (Mapei) @ 4min 16sec
  4. Wilfried Peeters (Mapei) @ 4min 19sec
  5. Leon Van Bon (Rabobank) @ 4min 49sec
  6. Frédéric Moncassin (GAN) s.t.
  7. Rolf Sorensen (Rabobank) @ 4min 50sec
  8. Magnus Backstedt (GAN) @ 4min 52sec
  9. Bart Leysen (Mapei) @ 6min 34sec
  10. Gianluca Bortolami (Festina) s.t.
  11. Henk Vogels (GAN) s.t.
  12. Thierry Gouvenou (Big Mat-Auber 93) s.t.
  13. Ludo Dierckxsens (Lotto-Mobistar) @ 6min 35sec
  14. Andrei Tchmil (Lotto-Mobistar) @ 8min 34sec
  15. Michael Rich (Saeco) @ 9min 12sec
  16. Christophe Capelle (Cofidis) s.t.
  17. Biagio Conte (Scrigno-Gaerne) s.t.
  18. Peter Van Petegem (TVM-Farm Frites) s.t.
  19. Mario Aerts (Lotto-Mobistar) @ 9min 14sec
  20. Tristan Hoffman (TVM-Farm Frites) @ 11min 0sec
  21. Stuart O'Grady (GAN) s.t.
  22. Emmanuel Magnien (FDJ) @ 11min 18sec
  23. Viatcheslav Ekimov (US postal) s.t.
  24. Jan Schaffrath (Telekom) s.t.
  25. Tom Steels (Mapei) @ 11min 19sec
  26. Aart Vierhouten (Rabobank) @ 13min 2sec
  27. Alexei Sivakov (Big Mat-Auber 93) s.t.
  28. Hendrik Van dDyck (TVM-Farm Frites) @ 14min 42sec
  29. Bruno Boscardin (Festina) @ 15min 28sec
  30. Lars Michaelsen (TVM-Farm Frites) @ 15min 33sec
  31. Martin Hvastija (Cantina Tollo) s.t.
  32. Johan Capiot (TVM-Farm Frites) s.t.
  33. Anthony Rokia (Polti) s.t.
  34. Nicola Loda (Ballan) s.t.
  35. Wim Feys (Lotto-Mobistar) s.t.
  36. Max Van Heeswijk (Rabobank) @ 15min 38sec
  37. Thierry Marichal (Lotto-Mobistar) s.t.
  38. Rolf Aldag (Telekom) s.t.
  39. Ludovic Auger (Big Mat-Auber 93) s.t.
  40. Servais Knaven (TVM-Farm Frites) s.t.
  41. Geert Van Bondt (TVM-Farm Frites) @ 15min 43sec
  42. Marco Serpellini (Brescialat-Liquigas) @ @ 15min 46sec
  43. Eros Poli (GAN) @ 17min 53sec
  44. Christophe Mengin (FDJ) @ 17min 43sec
  45. Peter Farazijn (Lotto-Mobistar) @ 19min 29sec
  46. Davide Casarotto (Scrigno-Gaerne) s.t.
  47. Marc Wauters (Rabobank) s.t.
  48. Jan Kirsipuu (Casino) @ 19min 30sec
  49. Viatcheslav Djavanian (Big Mat-Auber 93) s.t.
  50. Dario Pieri (Scrigno-Gaerne) @ 19min 31sec

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