1998 Paris–Roubaix

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1998 Paris–Roubaix
Race details
Date April 12
Distance 266.5 km (165.6 mi)
Winning time 6h 55' 16" (38.505 km/h or 23.926 mph)
Palmares
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). These are the results for the 1998 edition of the Paris–Roubaix cycling classic, in which Franco Ballerini won and Mapei-Bricobi team took all positions in the podium.

In this edition Johan Museeuw had a fall in the Arenberg Forest cobblestones section, in which his knee was shattered. On top of this came a dangerous infection which almost caused him to lose the injured leg.

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.