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1954 World Pro Road Cycling Championships

21st edition: Sunday, August 22, 1954
Solingen-Klingenring, Germany

World Road Cycling Championships podium history | 1955 edition | 1953 edition |

Paris–Roubaix: The Inside Story

71 riders started, 22 classified finishers.
16 laps of 15 km totalling 240 km.
Winner's average speed: 32.39 km/hr

Cold and raining. Louison Bobet flatted with 10 km to go. After a rapid wheel change he bridged up to leader Fritz Schaer and then dropped the Swiss rider with two to go.

Luoison Bobet in 1955

Louison Bobet racing in 1955 wearing the rainbow jersey he won in Solingen, Germany

Complete Results:

  1. Louison Bobet (France) 7hr 24min 36sec
  2. Fritz Schaer (Switzerland) @ 12sec
  3. Charly Gaul (Luxembourg) @ 2min 12sec
  4. Michele Gismondi (Italy) @ 3min 3sec
  5. Jacques Anquetil (France) s.t.
  6. Fausto Coppi (Italy) @ 3min 20sec
  7. Robert Varnajo (France) @ 7min 35sec
  8. Jean Forestier (France) @ 11min 3sec
  9. Alfred de Bruyne (Belgium) s.t.
  10. Pasquale Fornara (Italy) a.t.
  11. Andrea Carrea (Italy) s.t.
  12. Francisco Alomar (Spain) s.t.
  13. Francisco Massip (Spain) s.t.
  14. Jean Robic (France) s.t.
  15. Hein van Breenen (Netherlands) @ 16min 17sec
  16. Jean Zagers (Belgium) @ 17min 40sec
  17. Roger Decock (Belgium) @ 18min 0sec
  18. Marcel Huber (Switzerland) @ 19min 0sec
  19. Bernardo Ruiz (Spain) @ 19min 40sec
  20. Henk Stevens (Netherlands) @ 21min 10sec
  21. Franz Reitz (Germany) @ 23min 41sec
  22. Gunther Pankoke (Germany) s.t.