|Distance||274 km (170.3 mi)|
|Winning time||6h 47' 51"|
As has happened frequently before, an important development to the 1983 Paris–Roubaix took place at the cobbles of the Trouée d'Arenberg, with former three times winner Francesco Moser setting a brutal pace. Moser continued his torrid pace through the next tough cobbled sections, reducing the field to just 5 riders.
Despite crashing twice, Hennie Kuiper maintained a position in the lead group, and knowing that Moser possessed the superior finish, Kuiper attacked from distance. This turned out to be a brilliant move as the other riders of the breakaway, Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle, Marc Madiot and Ronan De Meyer looked to Moser to chase Kuiper down. This tactical disarray allowed Kuiper to open a 1'30 lead with only 16 km to go.
Within the last six kilometers Kuiper suffered another setback, this time a puncture. His team managed to deliver a new bike in time, and Hennie Kuiper entered the velodrome in Roubaix on his own.
The 1983 version of the Paris–Roubaix is generally regarded as a classic primarily due to Hennie Kuiper overcoming two crashes and a puncture, yet still strong enough to prevail in the face of some very elite competition. Of his fellow escapees, Francesco Moser was a former 3 times winner of the race, while both Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle and Marc Madiot would go on to win the event twice each.
1983: Paris–Roubaix, 274 km.
|1||Hennie Kuiper (NED)||Jacky Aernoudt-Rossin||6h 47'51"|
|2||Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (FRA)||Peugeot-Shell||at 1'15|
|3||Francesco Moser (ITA)||Gis||at 1'15|
|4||Ronan De Meyer (BEL)||Boule d'Or||at 1'15|
|5||Marc Madiot (FRA)||Renault-Elf||at 1'15|
|6||Adri van der Poel (NED)||Jacky Aernoudt-Rossin||at 5'59|
|7||Patrick Versluys (BEL)||Euro Shop||at 5'59|
|8||Frank Hoste (BEL)||Europdecor-Dries||at 7'40|
|9||Eddy Planckaert (BEL)||Euro Shop||at 7'40|
|10||Alain Bondue (FRA)||La Redoute||at 8'40|