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2 Roger De Vlaeminck vs. 7 Gaston Rebry

Roger De Vlaeminck

Cobbled Credentials Again Please?

The other "Mr Paris-Roubaix" owns four titles in the Hell of the North, as well as one Tour of Flanders -- in 1977, shortly after taking second in MSR. He has nine podium finishes in Roubaix. Also won two Omloops, an E3 and a Scheldeprijs. In 69 classics (cobbles and otherwise), he finished in the top five 32 times.

Tournament Mojo

Took down Raymond Impanis in the first round, calling Impanis a "spoiled child who doesn't understand how we used to race," despite the fact that Impanis raced 25 years before Mr. Paris-Roubaix. Might be a good time to point out to De Vlaeminck that this is essentially a popularity contest.

Gaston Rebry

Cobbled Credentials Again Please?

Did the Double in 1934, and registered three Paris-Roubaix wins in a span of five years, earning him the original "Mr Paris-Roubaix" title.

Tournament Mojo

Underestimate Rebry at your peril -- his beating of Briek Schotte in the first round shows he is no fluke.