The ultimate Roubaix controversy

Tales from the peloton, April 19, 2006

The disqualification in this year's Paris-Roubaix of three riders, two of whom would have been on the podium, caused one of the biggest controversies in the history of the race (see our special letters page). The president of the UCI even weighed in. But that was nothing compared to the fuss over the 1949 finish. Les Woodland has the tale.

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