2 Francesco Moser vs. 15 Marc Madiot

Francesco Moser

Cobbles Credentials: The Sheriff won three consecutive editions of Paris-Roubaix, from 1978-80, long after the race had regained its horrible footing. That was after two seconds and before a pair of thirds. His Flanders credentials include two seconds. In 1979 he won Gent-Wevelgem four days before his second Roubaix triumph.

DId you know? His name means "applesauce," which he often joked about having in his legs. As in mush. Given that he won a Giro, a world title and a million other races, that's some serious sandbagging.

Marc Madiot

Cobbles Credentials: Two wins in the senior Paris-Roubaix, as well as one U23 victory there. Madiot was one of the original Paris-Roubaix specialists, of which we've seen a few more of late. Both of the senior wins were massive solo efforts, including my favorite, the 1985 slop-fest when Moser himself was last seen sliding off the Carrefour de l'Arbe.

DId you know? Madiot, in addition to being renowned as the manager of FDJ and the screamer of legendary encouragement to his charges, was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his many contributions to the sport.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Podium Cafe

You must be a member of Podium Cafe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Podium Cafe. You should read them.

Join Podium Cafe

You must be a member of Podium Cafe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Podium Cafe. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.