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Retro: Paris-Roubaix 1994 Photo Gallery
PeloPics: After our revisits to the 1995 Flèche Wallone and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, we had to look at the classic of Classics - Paris-Roubaix. Not any Roubaix, it had to be a muddy edition and 1994 was one of the worst. It takes a super hard-man to overcome the muddy cobbles and Andrei Tchmil was one of the hardest.


Forty-seven riders finished on the Roubaix velodrome in 1994 due to the snow the previous day. George Hincapie crossed the line of his first 'Hell of the North' and could only say: "It was brutal".

Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  regen bad weather rain mud illustration - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Those Northern French cobbles were treacherous in 1994


Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Bianchi bike wit suspension pictured during  Paris - Roubaix 1994 Archiefpicture - photo HR/Cor Vos © 20R/
Rock Shocks on Johan Museeuw's special Bianchi bike


Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Bianchi bike wit suspension pictured during  Paris - Roubaix 1994 Archiefpicture - photo HR/Cor Vos © 20R/
Musseeuw's full suspension bike wasn't much help as he finished in 13th place after the suspension gave up on him and then a non-releasing pedal slowed his bike change (Why does it have Gewiss team bottles?)


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  regen bad weather rain mud illustration - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
We haven't seen a wet Roubaix for a few years, maybe we will in 2018?

Belga Sport - Paris-Roubaix 1994 radiofragment:



Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Adri VAN DER POEL  pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Adri van der Poel - Cyclocross World champion and Classics winner, he never did win Roubaix, although Tour of Flanders, Liège–Bastogne–Liège, Amstel Gold Race, Brabantse Pijl, Clásica San Sebastián, Paris–Brussels and Paris–Tours wasn't bad. He is also father of cross riders Mathieu and David


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Leon VAN BON  pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Leon van Bon now takes photos of races


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Pave be cobblestones- kasseien illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Always a big crowd on the cobbled route to Roubaix


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Charly MOTTET  pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Charley Mottet - More known for his climbing than cobble riding


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Bruno BOSCARDIN - Fabio BALDATO  pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Bruno Boscardin leads Fabio Baldato. Baldato was 2nd in 1994 and is now a DS with BMC


Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Franco Ballerini (Team Mapei)  pictured during  Paris - Roubaix 1994 Archiefpicture - photo HR/Cor Vos © 20R/
Franco Ballerini - Roubaix winner in 1995 and so close in 1993 and 3rd in 1994. He died in a rally car race in 2010


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Sean YATES  pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Sean Yates didn't look so happy at this point


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Sean YATES  pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
5th place for Yates


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Eric VANDERAERDEN   pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Eric Vanderaerden won Roubaix in 1987, but by 1994 his career was on the slide, although he did finish 6th in 1995


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Johan MUSEEUW  pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Three time winner Johan Museeuw - Special bike but only 13th


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -   Dirk DE WOLF pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Dirk De Wolf - Liège winner in '92 and 2nd in Roubaix in '89


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Andrei Tchmil - Tchmile  pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Andrei Tchmil made his move 67 kilometers out


Andrei Tchmile soleert naar de zege in Parijs-Roubaix 1994, foto Cor Vos ©
The Moldavian's move looked a bit early


Andrei Tchmile op weg naar de zege in Parijs-Roubaix 1994
1994 Paris-Roubaix was more like a cyclocross race


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Andrei Tchmil - Tchmile  pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
One lap of the track to go, but Tchmil had over a minute on Fabio Baldato and Franco Ballerini


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Andrei Tchmil - Tchmile pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Tchmil won the UCI Road World Cup in 1999 along with Milan–San Remo, 1994 Paris–Roubaix, 1997 Paris–Tours, 1998 Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne and the Tour of Flanders in 2000. If it was a hard day Tchmil would be at the front

Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Andrei Tchmil - Tchmile  pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
A wet and happy Andrei Tchmil


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Brian HOLM  pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Brian Holm finished 25th, but had been working hard for his Telekom team leader Olaf Ludwig


Roubaix - France  - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Johan CAPIOT  pictured during Paris-Roubaix 1994 - archief - stock - archive - archivbild -  photo Cor Vos © 2017
Another happy but wet finisher - Johan Capiot in 6th place


Johan Museeuw was in zijn leven nog nooit zo teleurgesteld als na afloop van Parijs-Roubaix 1994. Op de foto zit de klasrijke Belg gedesilusioneerd in de bekende douches., foto Cor Vos ©
A disappointed Johan Museeuw in the famous Roubaix showers


Paris-Roubaix 1994:


Paris-Roubaix 1994 Result:
1. Andrei Tchmil (Mol) Lotto in 7:28:02
2. Fabio Baldato (Ita) GB-MG at 1:13
3. Franco Ballerini (Ita) Mapei
4. Olaf Ludwig (Ger) Telekom at 1:26
5. Sean Yates (GB) Motorola
6. Johan Capiot (Bel) TVM
7. Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle (Fra) GAN
8. Ludwig Willems (Bel) GB-MG at 1:31
9. Frankie Andreu (USA) Motorola at 4:14
10. Nico Verhoeven (Ned) Novemail
11. Mario Scirea (Ita) Polti
12. Dario Bottaro (Ita) Gewiss-Ballan at 4:22
13. Johan Museeuw (Bel) GB-MG at 4:24
14. Mario De Clercq (Bel) Lotto at 6:45
15. Charly Mottet (Fra) Novemail at 7:08
16. Adri Van der Poel (Ned) Collstrop at 9:06
17. Giovanni Fidanza (Ita) Polti at 9:36
18. Frank Corvers (Bel) Collstrop
19. Peter Farazijn (Bel) Lotto
20. Frédéric Moncassin (Fra) Wordperfect at 9:46
21. Rob Harmeling (Ned) TVM
22. Uwe Raab (Ger) Telekom at 11:24
23. Thierry Marie (Fra) Castorama
24. Hendrik Redant (Bel) ZG-Selle Italia
25. Brian Holm (Den) Telekom.

 

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