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Paris-Roubaix: One Hell Of A Classic Photo Gallery!

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PeloPics: Paris-Roubaix is probably the one-day race everyone looks forward to, except maybe some of the riders. This Sunday would been the 118th cobbled Classic to hit the road through the ‘Hell of the North’ and so we have put together a collection of some of the best photos from Cor Vos (plus some from John Thomson and Matt McNamara) covering the race from the late 70s through to last year, 2019. Iconic pictures that maybe don’t need descriptions, but we try to tell the story.

You can see the PEZ Retro Paris-Roubaix 1994 Photo Gallery HERE.

Kaprijke - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Eddy Merck and Roger De Vlaeminck, ancien coureur cycliste - former cyclist   - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Two of the top men in the Hell of the North – Eddy Merckx and Roger de Vlaeminck, seven Paris-Roubaix wins

Raymond Poulidor lek in Parijs-Roubaix. foto Cor Vos©
Raymond Poulidor was more of a Grand Tour rider, but he still rode the cobbled Classics – Times have changed

Hoogvliet  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Joop Zoetemelk -  Parijs - Roubaix 1976 - archief - stock archives  - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Joop Zoetemelk was a Tour winner – he also rode the Classics

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©
It’s not just the riders who crash on the road to Roubaix

Sfeerfoto van renner met lekke band in het Bos de wallers, Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©
Wallers/Arenberg is not a good place to puncture

Roger de Vlaeminck, foto Cor Vos ©
Roger de Vlaeminck – The King of Roubaix

Wielrennen -cycling - archief -Arhive - stockphoto -  Roger de Vlaeminck (Parijs-Roubaix)  - foto Cor Vos © 1980
De Vlaeminck was 2nd in Roubaix’79, but he did win Milan-Sanremo and Het Volk that year – Here followed by 1976 Roubaix winner, the late Marc Demeyer. Further back, Britain’s Phil Edwards is behind Gregor Braun, next to Didi Thurau. Jean Luc Vandenbroucke is on the far right

Hoogvliet - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - archief - stock - archive - Francesco Moser - Roger de Vlaeminck - foto Cor Vos ©2008
Triple Roubaix winner Francesco Moser had the flattest back in the peloton

Bernard Hinault wint Parijs-Roubaix voor Roger de Vlaeminck en Francesco Moser, foto Cor Vos ©2001
World champion Bernard Hinault won in 1981 ahead of De Vlaeminck and Moser – The Frenchman said: “Paris-Roubaix is bullshit!”

Parijs-Roubaix in de modder. foto Cor Vos©
It was muddy in 1983 and there were plenty of crashes

Hoogvliet - Paris - Roubaix -  Hennie Kuiper dropping the hammer on the cobbles during the 1983 Paris-Roubaix. Kuiper crashed twice, somehow maintaining his position within the lead grop, before having another setback with on six kilometers to go. At 6km, Kuiper punctured, but his team manager was able to quickly bring a new bike to him. Kuiper would enter the velodrome in Roubaix alone. foto Cor Vos ©2012
Hennie Kuiper dropping the hammer on the cobbles during the 1983 Paris-Roubaix. Kuiper crashed twice, somehow maintaining his position within the lead grop, before having another setback with 6 kilometers to go. At 6km, Kuiper punctured, but his team manager was able to quickly bring him a new bike. Kuiper would enter the velodrome in Roubaix alone

Hennie Kuiper en Francesco Moser in de Hel van het Noorden in Parijs-Roubaix. foto Cor Vos©
Kuiper and Moser with Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle behind them

Hennie Kuiper rijdt in de finale van Parijs-Roubaix 1983  lek, maar wint toch de Hel!, foto Cor Vos ©
Hennie Kuiper waiting for his new bike with 6K to go

Hoogvliet - archive - archief - stock  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Adrie van der Poel en Ferdi Vandenhaute - Parijs - Roubaix - Bois de Wallers - foto Cor Vos ©1984
Adrie van der Poel (father of Mathieu) and Ferdi Van den Haute on the cobbles of Wallers

Hoogvliet - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Tour of Flandres - Paris - Rouboaix -  Alain Bondue of France and Gregor Braun of Germany put in a huge effort during the 1984 Paris-Roubaix race. This edition took place on a very muddy day. - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Alain Bondue and Gregor Braun – Teammates off the front

Hoogvliet - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Tour of Flandres - Paris - Rouboaix -  Sean Kelly would win the 1984 Paris-Roubaix, pictured here. The decisive move that would allow Kelly to win came with 45 kilometes to go. Kelly chased down Gregor Braun and Alain Bondue, who had both broken away earlier. Rudy Rogiers joined Kelly and they eventually shed Bondue and Braun. Once the duo entered the Roubaix velodrome, Kelly easily outsprinted Rogiers - foto Cor Vos ©2012
Sean Kelly would win the 1984 Paris-Roubaix. The decisive move that would allow Kelly to win came with 45 kilometers to go. Kelly chased down Gregor Braun and Alain Bondue, who had both broken away earlier. Rudy Rogiers joined Kelly and they eventually shed Bondue and Braun. Once the duo entered the Roubaix velodrome, Kelly easily out-sprinted Rogiers

Hoogvliet - Netherlands  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Archives - Stock - Archief -  Sean Kelly - Paris - Roubaix  - photo Cor Vos © 2014
Sean Kelly – Two time Paris-Roubaix winner

Jean Marie Wampers en Dirk de Wolf foto Cor Vos©
Sometimes there are surprise winner in Roubaix – Jeanmarie Wampers in 1989. Happy birthday Jeanmarie for the 7th of April

Hoogvliet - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   archive - stock photo - archive -   Steve Bauer en Eddy Planckaert - Parijs - Roubaix - photo Cor Vos © 2013
Steven Bauer and Eddy Planckaert in 1990 – The Belgian went on to win, Bauer second

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2000 Sfeer
A hard race for the photographers too

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2000 Andrei Tchmile
No peace for the winner – Andei Tchmile 1994 winner (more pics HERE)

Tafi, Ballerinio en Peeters Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©
Three Mapei on the podium in 1998 – Tafi, Ballerini and Peeters

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Marco Ferrageau/Cor Vos ©2000 Hincapie, Tafie, Hoffmann en Vainsteins
George Hincapie always wanted to win Paris-Roubaix – 6th in 2000

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2000 Jacobsen
Dust in 2000

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2000 Andrei Tchmile en Andrea Tafi
Andrei Tchmile and Andrea Tafi – Two Roubaix wins between them

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2000 Johan Museeuw
Johan Museeuw and his repaired knee win the 2000 Paris-Roubaix

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2001
After the dry 2000, wet and muddy conditions for 2001

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2001 Leon van Bon
Who is the rider? Leon van Bon

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2001 Ludo Dierckxsens en Steffen Wesemann
Two hard men – Ludo Dierckxsens and Steffen Wesemann

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2001 Johan Museeuw, Romans Vainsteins en George Hincapie
Johan Museeuw, Romans Vainsteins and George Hincapie

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2001 Servais Knaven
Servais Knaven 2001 wet winner

De honderdste editie van Parijs-Roubaix, 14-4-2002 foto Cor Vos ©2002 Tom Boonen
Tom Boonen burst on the scene in 2002 and finished 3rd

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2002 Johan Museeuw
Johan Musseeuw took his third Roubaix win in 2002

13-4-2003, Parijs-Roubaix, Sfeer , foto Cor Vos ©2003
No mud in 2003

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2003 Val van Heeswijk en Ivanov, foto Cor Vos ©2003
Not a good day on the cobbles for Van Heeswijk and Ivanov

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2003 sfeerfoto
Dust and wind in 2003

Parijs-Roubaix, foto Cor Vos ©2003 Peter van Petegem
2003 was probably Peter Van Petegem’s best season – Roubaix and Flanders in the spring and then third in the World championships in autumn


You could say Magnus Bäckstedt was a surprise winner in 2004, but he was a big strong rider made for the Hell of the North


Roger Hammond led-out the sprint in the Roubaix velodrome


Bäckstedt got the better of Roger Hammond, Tristan Hoffman and Fabian Cancellara


Not much fun for Australian Allan Davis in 2005


Tom Boonen’s first win in Roubaix ahead of Hincapie and Flecha


2005 was quite a year for Boonen, World champion by the end of the year


Plowing their way to Roubaix


Fabian Cancellara’s first win of three


It wasn’t plain sailing for 2007 winner, Stuart O’Grady


Another Roubaix win for CSC


Treacherous as always – Trouee d’Arenberg


Not an easy race for the team cars either


On the way to his second Roubaix win in 2008 – Tom Boonen


Boonen won solo in 2009


The race was soon down to the last few riders


Two in a row and Roubaix No. 3 for ‘Tommeke’


Fabian Cancellara took the second of his three wins in 2010


Roger Hammond out-sprinted Tom Boonen for fourth place


World champion Thor Hushovd should have won a Paris-Roubaix – The race suited his style


Johan Vansummeren – Surprise winner in 2011? Well deserved


A nice day for the 110th Paris-Roubaix


Tom Boonen last win in Roubaix in 2012


2013 was another dry day


Fabian Cancellara got the better of Sep Vanmarcke


Not a great day for Alexander Kristoff


The chase was on, but Terpstra had the win in the bag


Niki Terpstra added to his palmarès


No repeat for Terpstra in 2015


Degenkolb in 2016


Matt Hayman spoiled the day for Tom Boonen


2016 could have been history in the making

Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Tom Boonen (Belgium / Team Etixx - Quick Step) pictured during Paris - Roubaix 2016 World Tour Cycling race - photo Marketa Navratilova/Cor Vos © 2016
Good-bye Tom

Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie stof dust pictured during the 115th Paris-Roubaix (1.UWT) - foto NV/PN/Cor Vos © 017
It was dry in 2017


Greg Van Avermaet had his day


The big win for the Olympic champion


Dillier was the ‘Star of the Day’


Not a great Roubaix for Kristoff


Naesen – An outside bet


Arenberg in 2018


Gilbert and Sagan

Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Peter SAGAN (Slowakia / Team Bora - hansgrohe) - Silvan DILLIER (Swiss / Team AG2R La Mondiale) pictured during the 116th UCI World Tour Paris - Roubaix cycling race with start in Compiegne and finish at the Velodrome Andre-Petrieux in Roubaix on April 08, 2018 in Roubaix, France, 8/04/18 - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Peter Sagan and Silvan Dillier

Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - DILLIER Silvan (SUI) of AG2R La Mondiale, SAGAN Peter (SVK) of Bora - Hansgrohe and TERPSTRA Niki (NED) of Quick - Step Floors pictured during the 116th UCI World Tour Paris - Roubaix cycling race with start in Compiegne and finish at the Velodrome Andre-Petrieux in Roubaix on April 08, 2018 in Roubaix, France, 8/04/18 - photo PdV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
A very happy World champion


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Bike change for Wout Van Aert

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And a wheel change for Stybar

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The Gilbert fans were out


‘Man of the day’ Nils Politt

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The winning tandem – Gilbert/Politt


2019 Roubaix came down to a sprint

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Maybe an easy bet for the win

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2019 podium – Lampaert, Gilbert and Politt

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