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The oldest living winner of the Paris-Roubaix, Belgian Émile Masson, died on Sunday at the age of 95. He became the second Paris-Roubaix winner to die within a week, joining Belgian Raymond Impanis.

Masson finished fourth in Paris-Roubaix 73 years ago, in 1938, behind winner Lucien Storme. However, he established himself as a professional that year. He won in his home region of Wallonia at the third edition of Flèche Wallonne and a stage at the Tour de France. With Italian Gino Bartali in the yellow jersey on his way to the overall win, Masson took what be his only stage win in the French Grand Tour in the morning leg of stage 17, from Besançon to Belfort.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.