Paris–Roubaix Espoirs

Paris–Roubaix Espoirs is a cycling race for riders under the age of 23. The race was first run in 1967. Winners who went on to become famous pros include Yaroslav Popovych, Thor Hushovd, Stephen Roche, and Frédéric Moncassin. In 2005 the race was integrated into the UCI Europe Tour, category 1.2U.[1]

Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
Race details
English nameParis–Roubaix U23
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeOne-day race
First edition1967 (1967)
Editions50 (as of 2017)
First winner Georges Pintens (BEL)
Most wins Taylor Phinney (USA) (2 wins)
Most recent Tom Pidcock (GBR)

The race finishes at the Roubaix Velodrome.


Year Country Rider Team
1967   Belgium Georges Pintens
1968   France Alain Vasseur
1969   France Roger Desmaret
1970   France Enzo Mattioda
1971   Belgium Louis Verreydt
1972   Belgium Yvan Benaets
1973   France Patrick Béon
1974   Belgium Marc Steels
1975   Belgium Pol Verschuere
1976   France Gérard Simonnot
1977   France Michel Lloret
1978   Belgium Alfons De Wolf
1979   France Marc Madiot
1980   Ireland Stephen Roche
1981   Belgium Kenny De Maerteleire
1982   Belgium Rudy Rogiers
1983   Belgium Frank Verleyen
1984   France Thierry Marie
1985   France Christian Chaubet
1986   France Vincent Thorey
1987   France Franck Boucanville
1988   France Laurent Bezault
1989   France Frédéric Moncassin
1990   France Thierry Gouvenou
1991   France Eric Larue
1992   France Stéphane Chanteur
1993   Poland Marek Lesniewski
1994   Belgium Kurt Dhont
1995   France Damien Nazon
1996   Belgium Dany Baeyens
1997   Belgium Marc Chanoine
1998   Norway Thor Hushovd
1999   France Sébastien Joly
2000   Germany Eric Baumann Germany (national team)
2001   Ukraine Yaroslav Popovych Zoccorinese-Vellutex
2002   Russia Mikhail Timochine Zoccorinese-Vellutex
2003   Uzbekistan Sergey Lagutin Uzbekistan (national team)
2004   Netherlands Koen de Kort Rabobank GS3
2005   Russia Dmitry Kozontchuk Rabobank Continental Team
2006   Netherlands Tom Veelers Rabobank Continental Team
2007   France Damien Gaudin Vendée U
2008   Netherlands Coen Vermeltfoort Rabobank Continental Team
2009   United States Taylor Phinney Trek–Livestrong
2010   United States Taylor Phinney Trek–Livestrong
2011   Netherlands Ramon Sinkeldam Rabobank Continental Team
2012   Luxembourg Bob Jungels Leopard–Trek Continental Team
2013 No race
2014   Netherlands Mike Teunissen Rabobank Development Team
2015    Switzerland Lukas Spengler BMC Development Team
2016   Italy Filippo Ganna Team Colpack
2017   Netherlands Nils Eekhoff Development Team Sunweb
2018   Belgium Stan Dewulf
2019   Great Britain Tom Pidcock Team Wiggins Le Col
2020 No race due to COVID-19 pandemic[2]


  1. ^ "Paris-Roubaix Espoirs". Archived from the original on 2013-08-26. Retrieved 2013-05-27.