Jasper Philipsen: “We can feel proud of this”
It was clear that Wout [van Aert] and Mathieu [Van der Poel] were the strongest today. They had the best legs on the crucial parts of the race, and it was impossible for me indeed to follow them. But I also had good legs. To be 2nd while Mathieu won was a dream come true. Of course, I would like to come back and win myself, but as for today I’m going to enjoy the day.
Wout van Aert: “Like a nightmare”
It is a shame I’ve had such bad luck. I felt so good that I could attack in the Carrefour de l’Arbre… and then I punctured. It sucks because we [Mathieu Van der Poel and I] had a possibility to make it to the Vélodrome together, and I would have stood a chance for victory on a two-up sprint. But that’s life. When I punctured, it felt like a nightmare....
Mathieu Van der Poel: “One of my best days ever”
It’s incredible how we rode as a team today, with Jasper finishing 2nd. It’s impossible to do better than this. A 1-2 in Roubaix might never happen again to us, so we have to enjoy it to the fullest.
I’ve done my best Classics campaign ever. This is the last race [of my Classics campaign], and to finish it off like this is a dream. I’ve changed...
Mathieu Van der Poel sets his legend in stones with Paris-Roubaix win
175 riders took the start in the 120th edition of Paris-Roubaix at 11:26, off to ride 256,6 kilometres between Compiègne and the Vélodrome André Pétrieux in Roubaix with 29 cobbled sectors to be covered. The first hour of racing was as fast as its 51,5 kph average speed might indicate. It wasn’t until 82 kilometres into the race that Jonas...
Philipsen rounds off a perfect day for Alpecin-Deceuninck
The Belgian rider got the best of Van Aert sprinting for the line to finish the race in 2nd place. Right behind them came Pedersen, Küng and Ganna, with Degenkolb in 7th 2'34" later.
Mathieu Van der Poel wins Paris-Roubaix!
What a great performance.
Van der Poel is in the Vélodrome André Petrieux
His second Monument win of the season is about to be sealed.
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