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1 Jan Raas vs. 9 Maurice Garin

Jan Raas

Cobbled Credentials Again Please?

The most accomplished Dutch rider in terms of Cobbled results, with two Flanders wins, one Paris-Roubaix, three E3 victories, two K-B-Ks, one Paris-Brussels and a Het Volk. He was on the Flanders and Roubaix podiums a combined six times in his six best years.

Tournament Mojo

Louison Bobet was not without support, but it melted in the face of Raas' hegemonizing ways.

Maurice Garin

Cobbled Credentials Again Please?

Another double-winner, the second and third editions (of Paris-Roubaix) in 1987 and 1898, after taking second in the inaugural run.

Tournament Mojo

Garin's presence in the tournament raises troubling philosophical questions. Will his campaign be assisted by actual undead voters, or indirectly by people who don't want to get on their wrong side? But Garin was an OG, if by "G" one means "classics champion". Well, apart from maybe having cheated and taken a train.