Paris – Roubaix 2008

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Race result
winner BelgiumBelgium Tom Boonen 5h 58 '42 "
2. SwitzerlandSwitzerland Fabian Cancellara equal time
3. ItalyItaly Alessandro Ballan equal time
4th NetherlandsNetherlands Martijn Maaskant + 3:39 min.
5. AustraliaAustralia Stuart O'Grady + 3:57 min.
6th BelgiumBelgium Leif Hoste equal time
7th BelgiumBelgium Stijn Devolder + 3:59 min.
8th. BelgiumBelgium Johan Vansummeren + 4:35 min.
9. United StatesUnited States George Hincapie + 5:12 min.
10. ItalyItaly Fabio Baldato equal time
Tom Boonen (2008)

The one-day race Paris – Roubaix 2008 was the 106th edition of the cycling classic and took place on Sunday, April 13th, 2008.

The race led from Compiègne , around 80 kilometers north of Paris , to Roubaix , where it ended in the Vélodrome André-Pétrieux . The entire route was 259.5 kilometers long. 198 drivers started, 113 of whom were able to place. The winner Tom Boonen completed the race at an average speed of 43.406  km / h .

It was a dry, sunny racing day that gave the drivers a tailwind. Bernhard Eisel picked up the pace, creating a leading group of 30 drivers. While George Hincapie had to wait longer for a spare wheel after a tire failure, an eight-man leading group formed after a further increase in pace, led by Alessandro Ballan and Stuart O'Grady . Some favorites like Hincapie, Juan Antonio Flecha , Filippo Pozzato and Magnus Bäckstedt lost so much time in the next pavé sector that they no longer had a chance of winning.

The main focus was now on the eight leading drivers. Stijn Devolder made a breakaway attempt 48 kilometers from the finish and was followed by O'Grady, both of them had a 15 second lead at the 40 kilometer mark. Johan Vansummeren went in pursuit. 34 kilometers from the finish, Cancellara launched an attack in which Boonen and Ballan kept up. The three riders reached the cycling track in Roubaix together, where neither Cancellara nor Ballan had the strength to hold against Boonen. Boonen won by 20 meters over Cancellara.

Tom Boonen took his second win at Paris – Roubaix after 2005 .

Web links

Commons : Paris – Roubaix 2008  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Paris - Roubaix 2008. In: Retrieved June 19, 2015 .
  2. 2008 Paris - Roubaix bicycle race complete results. In: BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved June 19, 2015 .
  3. ^ A b John Wilcockson: Boonen wins Paris-Roubaix - In: VeloNews. April 15, 2008, accessed June 20, 2015 .