Roubaix, Interview with Roger De Vlaeminck: “I’ll tell you how to walk on cobblestones”
The Belgian, nicknamed Monsieur Roubaix, has won four times on cobblestones: “Here you win with your head. Van der Poel is my favourite, Ganna is top 5 but don’t compare him to Moser.”
The four hits impress. But maybe it’s the overall look that stands out the most: four second places, one third, never worse than seventh in 14 appearances (excluding his retirement in 1980). Do you understand why Roger De Vlaeminck will always be Monsieur Roubaix?