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Just like the past few weeks, you can watch Sporza Retro on Sunday and this time it’s Paris-Roubaix’s turn. You voted en masse and almost 40% of the votes went to the 2002 edition, the 3rd victory of Johan Museeuw. Thank you for voting and have a look at One or our site at 2.30 pm on Sunday.

Poll result:

  • 39% – 2002: Museeuw wins third victory and discovers Tom Boonen
  • 32% – 2009: Boonen avoids crash and strikes Carrefour de l’Arbre
  • 8% – 2017: Van Avermaet wins his Monument when he says goodbye to Boonen
  • 6% – 2016: Boonen reaches out for 5th victory, but Hayman surprises
  • 5% – 1990: Eddy Planckaert wins after millimeters sprint against Bauer
  • 5% – 2011: Vansummeren is experiencing its heyday in hell
  • 3% – 2003: Van Petegem presents penalty number at Carrefour de l’Arbre
  • 2% – 1994: Museeuw and his “women’s bicycle” collide with strong Tchmil

Total votes: 104,135

A victory by Roger De Vlaeminck or Eddy Merckx is missing in this list, but that is because unfortunately we do not have an integral edition of Paris-Roubaix from the 1970s in the VRT archive.

1990: Eddy Planckaert wins after millimeters sprint against Steve Bauer

Eddy Planckaert does not feel the pedals in 1990 and already launches an offensive more than 100 kilometers from the slopes in Roubaix. Ultimately, the decision falls on that cycling track. In a hectic final, Planckaert throws his bike over the finish a little faster than Steve Bauer. It is the smallest difference ever in Roubaix.

1994: Johan Museeuw and his “women’s bicycle” collide with strong Andrei Tchmil

In a muddy Paris-Roubaix, Johan Museeuw has a special bicycle from Bianchi available. But that bike is no match for the elements and that stops Museeuw in his pursuit of the escaped Andrei Tchmil. The latter is extremely strong and brings a long solo to a successful conclusion.

2002: The discovery of Tom Boonen and the third of Johan Museeuw

In a heroic edition of Paris-Roubaix, Johan Museeuw shows his mastery by imposing his will on everyone and arriving solo in Roubaix. But behind the master, Tom Boonen shows his undeniable talent: from the early flight he finishes third on the podium.

2003: Peter Van Petegem also wins in Roubaix a week after Ronde

Peter Van Petegem is also a top favorite in Paris-Roubaix a week after his triumph in the Tour of Flanders. But in the final, Pieri and Jekimov seem to be flying. Until Van Petegem has a great acceleration at Carrefour de l’Arbre and drives to the front runners in one go.

2009: Tom Boonen avoids crash and everyone rides loose at Carrefour de l’Arbre

Just like Roger De Vlaeminck, Tom Boonen is on his honor list 4 times Paris-Roubaix. The most spectacular is perhaps that of 2009. In an exciting final, the decision falls on Carrefour de l’Arbre. Under pressure, half of the leading group falls to the ground and no one can cope with Boonen.

2011: Johan Vansummeren has his peak day in the Hell of the North

In 2011 everyone looks at top favorite Fabian Cancellara, but it is cast like a shadow on the skin by world champion Thor Hushovd. Johan Vansummeren benefits from this. All the pieces of the puzzle come together for the Belgian and even a loafer on the way to the track cannot bother him.

2016: Surprising Mathew Hayman keeps Boonen from his fifth win

In 2016, cycling enthusiasts will get a course to lick their thumbs and fingers. Tom Boonen reaches out to his fifth victory, but in the sprint on the piste in Roubaix, Mathew Hayman surprises everyone.

2017: Greg Van Avermaet wins his first Monument when he says goodbye to Boonen

In 2017 everything revolves around saying goodbye to Tom Boonen. Despite strong attack work on the way, Boonen does not play a role in the deep final. Peter Sagan is again necked by some flat tires. That does not make the bill of Greg Van Avermaet who sets the course to his hand.

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