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1980 Paris - Roubaix

78th edition: Sunday, April 13, 1980

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 1981 edition | 1979 edition

264 km. 164 starters, 31 classified finishers

Francesco Moser in 1986

Francesco Moser in 1986

The Race: Sunny. Dietrich Thurau dropped the hammer when there were still 90 kilometers left to race. Sensing that the moment had arrived, René Bittinger, Francesco Moser, Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle and of course, Roger de Vlaeminck made contact with the fleeing German. Bittinger punctured soon thereafter. Then de Vlaeminck flatted, got going and then crashed. Duclos-Lassale fell while cornering on cobbles and began a furious chase of Thurau and Moser. Under Moser's unrelenting pressure, Thurau lost contact and was passed by Duclos-Lassale. Moser, Italian road champion, rolled into the Roubaix velodrome with almost two minutes in hand to win his third Paris-Roubaix and tie Octave Lapize, Gaston Rebry and Rik van Looy.

Complete Results:

  1. Francesco Moser (Sanson-Campagnolo) 6hr 7min 28sec. 43.105 km/hr
  2. Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (Peugeot) @ 1min 48sec
  3. Dietrich Thurau (Puch-Campagnolo) @ 3min 30sec
  4. Bernard Hinault (Renault-Gitane) @ 6min 5sec
  5. Marc Demeyer (Ijsboerke) s.t.
  6. Fons de Wolf (Boule d'Or) s.t.
  7. Daniel Willems (Ijsboerke) s.t.
  8. William Tackaert (DAF Trucks) @ 8min 37sec
  9. Ludo Peeters (Ijsboerke) @ 9min 35sec
  10. Piet van Katwijk (TI-Raleigh) @ 10min 38sec
  11. Etienne Van der Helst (Safir-Ludo) s.t.
  12. Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke (La Redoute) s.t.
  13. Herman van Springel (Safir-Ludo) s.t.
  14. Pol Verschuere (Ijsboerke) s.t.
  15. Hennie Kuiper (Peugeot) s.t.
  16. Sven-Ake Nilsson (Miko-Mercier) s.t.
  17. Willy Govaerts (Mini Flat-Veermer) s.t.
  18. René Bittinger (Miko-Mercier) s.t.
  19. Jean-René Bernaudeau (Renault-Gitane) s.t.
  20. Jacques Osmont (Boston-Ifi-Mavic) @ 18min 59sec
  21. Frank Hoste (Marc-Carlos) s.t.
  22. Régis Ovion (Puch-Campagnolo) s.t.
  23. Jostein Wilmann (Puch-Campagnolo) s.t.
  24. Rudy Pevenage (Ijsboerke) @ 21min 5sec
  25. Martin Kavik (HB Alarmsystemen) s.t.
  26. Jan Bogaert (Mini Flat-Vermeer) @ 23min 18sec
  27. Benny Vermeulen (Boston-Ifi-Mavic) @ 35min 44sec
  28. Daniel Muller (Puch-Campagnolo) @ 39min 59sec
  29. Christian Levavasseur (Miko-Mercier) @ 40min 23sec
  30. Daniel Gisiger (Miko-Mercier) s.t.
  31. Willy Scheers (Boston-Ifi-Mavic) @ 49min 15sec