Here are the top 15 fastest Paris-Roubaix editions – the winner, average speed, winning time, and weather conditions.

15. 1959 (Noël Foré)

  • Winner: Noël Foré (b: 23 December 1932 in Adegem – d: 16 February 1994 in Ghent)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Team: Groene Leeuw-Sinalco-SAS
  • Distance: 262.5 km (163.1 mi)
  • Winning time: 6hr 8min 20sec
  • Average speed: 42.760 km/h (26.569 mph)
  • Starters: unknown
  • Classified finishers: 75
  • Weather conditions: Rainy
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Paris-Roubaix 1959, winner: Noël Foré
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Paris-Roubaix 1959, winner: Noël Foré

14. 2019 (Philippe Gilbert)

  • Winner: Philippe Gilbert (b: 5 July 1982)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Team: Deceuninck-QuickStep
  • Distance: 257 km (159.7 mi)
  • Winning time: 5hr 58min 02sec
  • Average speed: 43.100 km/h (26.781 mph)
  • Starters: 198
  • Classified finishers:
  • Weather conditions: Overcast
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Philippe Gilbert wins Paris-Roubaix 2019
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-Quick Step) wins Paris-Roubaix 2019

13. 1980 (Francesco Moser)

  • Winner: Francesco Moser (b: 19 June 1951 in Palù di Giovo, Trentino)
  • Country: Italy
  • Team: Sanson-Campagnolo
  • Distance: 264 km (164 mi)
  • Winning time: 6hr 7min 28sec
  • Average speed: 43.106 km/h (26.784 mph)
  • Starters: 131
  • Classified finishers: 31
  • Weather conditions: Sunny

12. 1996 (Johan Museeuw)

  • Winner: Johan Museeuw (b: 13 October 1965 in Varsenare)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Team: Mapei-GB
  • Distance: 263.5 km (163.7 mi)
  • Winning time: 6hr 5min 0sec
  • Average speed: 43.310 km/h (26.908 mph)
  • Starters: 184
  • Classified finishers: 56
  • Weather conditions: Sunny
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Paris Roubaix 1996 finish
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Paris Roubaix 1996 finish: Belgian Johan Museeuw crosses the line first at Paris-Roubaix in a choroe­graphed fin­ish after he and Mapei team-mates Gianluca Bortolami and Andrea Tafi escape with 86km to go and prove unstop­pable. Team spon­sor Georgio Squinzi instructed that Museeuw should win.

11. 2008 (Tom Boonen)

  • Winner: Tom Boonen (b: 15 October 1980)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Team: Quick-Step
  • Distance: 259.5 km (161.25 mi)
  • Winning time: 5hr 58min 42sec
  • Average speed: 43.406 km/h (26.971 mph)
  • Starters: 198
  • Classified finishers: 113
  • Weather conditions: Sunny
Paris-Roubaix 2008, winner: Tom Boonen
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Paris-Roubaix 2008, winner: Tom Boonen

10. 2015 (John Degenkolb)

  • Winner: John Degenkolb (b: January 7, 1989)
  • Country: Germany
  • Team: Giant-Alpecin
  • Distance: 253.5 km (157.5 mi)
  • Winning time: 5hr 49min 51sec
  • Average speed: 43.475 km/h (27.014 mph)
  • Starters: 198
  • Classified finishers: 133
  • Weather conditions: Sunny
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: John Degenkolb wins Paris Roubaix 2015
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: John Degenkolb wins Paris Roubaix 2015

9. 2012 (Tom Boonen)

  • Winner: Tom Boonen (b: 15 October 1980)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Team: Omega Pharma-Quick Step
  • Distance: 257.5 km (160 mi)
  • Winning time: 5hr 55min 22sec
  • Average speed: 43.476 km/h (27.015 mph)
  • Starters: 198
  • Classified finishers: 86
  • Weather conditions: Overcast
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Paris-Roubaix 2012, winner: Tom Boonen
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Paris-Roubaix 2012, winner: Tom Boonen

8. 1953 (Germain Derycke)

  • Winner: Germain Derycke (b: Bellegem, 2 November 1929, d: 13 January 1978 in Kortrijk)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Team: Alcyon-Dunlop
  • Distance: 245 km (152.2 mi)
  • Winning time: 5hr 39min 19sec
  • Average speed: 43.522 km/h (27.043 mph)
  • Starters: unknown
  • Classified finishers: 75
  • Weather conditions: Sunny
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Paris-Roubaix 1953, winner: Germain Derycke
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Paris-Roubaix 1953, winner: Germain Derycke

7. 1960 (Pino Cerami)

  • Winner: Pino Cerami (b: 28 April 1922 in Misterbianco, Sicily, Italy)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Team: Peugeot-BP-Dunlop
  • Distance: 262.5 km (163.1 mi)
  • Winning time: 6hr 1min 45sec
  • Average speed: 43.538 km/h (27.053 mph)
  • Starters: 156
  • Classified finishers: 77
  • Weather conditions: Light rain
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Paris-Roubaix 1960, winner: Pino Cerami
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Paris-Roubaix 1960, winner: Pino Cerami (photo: delcampe.net)

6. 2018 (Peter Sagan)

  • Winner: Peter Sagan (b: 26 January 1990)
  • Country: Slovakia
  • Team: Bora-Hansgrohe
  • Distance: 257 km (159.7 mi)
  • Winning time: 5hr 54min 6sec
  • Average speed: 43.547 km/h (27.059 mph)
  • Starters: 198
  • Classified finishers: 101
  • Weather conditions: overcast

5. 1948 (Rik Van Steenbergen)

  • Winner: Rik Van Steenbergen (b: Arendonk, 9 September 1924, d: Antwerp, 15 May 2003)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Team: Mercier-Hutchinson
  • Distance: 246 km (152.9 mi)
  • Winning time: 5hr 35min 31sec
  • Average speed: 43.612 km/h (27.099 mph)
  • Starters: unknown
  • Classified finishers: unknown
  • Weather conditions: unknown

4. 2016 (Mathew Hayman)

  • Winner: Mathew Hayman (b: April 20, 1978)
  • Country: Australia
  • Team: Orica-GreenEDGE
  • Distance: 257.5 km (160 mi)
  • Winning time: 5hr 51min 53sec
  • Average speed: 43.907 km/h (27.283 mph)
  • Starters: 198
  • Classified finishers: 119
  • Weather conditions: Sunny
Mathew Hayman wins Paris-Roubaix 2016
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: The 2016 Paris–Roubaix was the 114th edition. The race took place over 257.5 kilometers (160.0 mi). The race was hard from the very beginning, with major attacks being made over 100 kilometers (62 mi) from the finish. Cancellara and Sagan were held up by crashes and a five-rider group formed in the final 20 kilometers (12 mi) and, despite many more attacks in the closing part of the race, came to the velodrome in Roubaix together. The sprint was won by Mathew Hayman (Orica–GreenEDGE) ahead of Tom Boonen, with Ian Stannard (Team Sky) in third.

3. 2013 (Fabian Cancellara)

  • Winner: Fabian Cancellara (b: 18 March 1981)
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Team: Leopard-Trek
  • Distance: 254.5 km (158.1 mi)
  • Winning time: 5hr 45min 33sec
  • Average speed: 44.190 km/h (27.458 mph)
  • Starters: 198
  • Classified finishers: 118
  • Weather conditions: Sunny
Fabian Cancellara wins Paris-Roubaix 2013
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: The 2013 Paris–Roubaix was the 111th edition of the “Queen of the Classics” that took place on 7 April 2013. The race stretched 254.5 km (158.1 mi) from start to finish and was won by Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara of RadioShack–Leopard team. Second and third were Belgian Sep Vanmarcke and Dutchman Niki Terpstra, respectively.

2. 1964 (Peter Post)

  • Winner: Peter Post (b: 12 November 1933, d: 14 January 2011)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Team: Flandria-Romeo
  • Distance: 265 km (164.7 mi)
  • Winning time: 5hr 52min 19sec
  • Average speed: 45.129 km/h (28.042 mph)
  • Starters: 137
  • Classified finishers: 81
  • Weather conditions: Rain, a strong tailwind
Paris-Roubaix 1964, winner: Peter Post
Fastest Paris-Roubaix editions: Paris-Roubaix 1964, winner: Peter Post

1. 2017 (Greg Van Avermaet)

  • Winner: Greg Van Avermaet (b: May 17, 1985, 31 years old)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Team: BMC
  • Distance: 257 km (159.7 mi)
  • Winning time: 5:41:07
  • Average speed: 45.204 km/h (28.088 mph)
  • Starters: 199
  • Classified finishers: 102
  • Weather conditions: Sunny, tailwind
The fastest Paris-Roubaix edition: Greg Van Avermaet wins Paris Roubaix 2017
The fastest Paris-Roubaix edition: BMC Racing Team’s Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet wins Paris Roubaix 2017 edition with a record average speed of 45.129 kph (28.042 mph). A super-fast opening two hours helped him to break the record previously held by Peter Post (45.204 kph/28.088 mph in 1964).

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