1998 Paris–Roubaix

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1998 Paris–Roubaix
Race details
Dates April 12
Stages 1
Distance 266.5 km (165.6 mi)
Winning time 6h 55' 16"
Results
  Winner  Franco Ballerini (ITA) (Mapei–Bricobi)
  Second  Andrea Tafi (ITA) (Mapei–Bricobi)
  Third  Wilfried Peeters (BEL) (Mapei–Bricobi)
← 1997
1999 →

The 1998 Paris–Roubaix was the 96th running of the Paris–Roubaix single-day cycling race, often known as the Hell of the North. It was held on 12 April 1998 over a distance of 266.5 kilometres (165.6 miles). Franco Ballerini won the monument classic; his Mapei–Bricobi team took all three podium positions.

Johan Museeuw, the winner of 1996, crashed heavily in the Trouée d'Arenberg pavé section, shattering his knee. On top of this came a dangerous gangrene infection which nearly spelled the end of his career.

Results[edit]

12-04-1998: Compiègne–Roubaix, 266.5 km.

Results (1–10)[1]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Franco Ballerini (ITA) Mapei–Bricobi 6h 57' 49"
2  Andrea Tafi (ITA) Mapei–Bricobi + 4' 16"
3  Wilfried Peeters (BEL) Mapei–Bricobi + 4' 19"
4  Leon Van Bon (NED) Rabobank + 4' 49"
5  Frédéric Moncassin (FRA) GAN + 4' 49"
6  Rolf Sørensen (DEN) Rabobank + 4' 50"
7  Magnus Bäckstedt (SWE) GAN + 4' 52"
8  Bart Leysen (BEL) Mapei–Bricobi + 6' 34"
9  Gianluca Bortolami (ITA) Festina–Lotus + 6' 34"
10  Henk Vogels (AUS) GAN + 6' 34"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "96th Paris-Roubaix, World Cup Round 3". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, UK: Future plc. 1998-04-12. Retrieved 2012-09-26.