Florian Vermeersch: "I got goose bumps all along"
"I feel both disappointment and pride. For the moment, disappointment has the speaking overhand, but I know I can be proud of my performance. In the coming days, the feeling will get better and the deception will go away. Our goal was to be in the breakaway, at least if it was a big breakaway. We achieved that goal early in the race with three guys. There was a battle in front...
Sonny Colbrelli: "This is my year, I'm very happy"
“This is my first Paris-Roubaix. I’m very happy because it was a legendary Paris-Roubaix with the rain. Gianni [Moscon] did 200km at the front, he was super strong. After Arenberg, I followed van der Poel. It was super difficult. After the crash in the first sector, I stayed at the head of the group I was in. In the finale, I did a super sprint. The Lotto-Soudal rider...
Sonny Colbrelli to Paradise
31 riders at the front
174 riders took the start of the 118th Paris-Roubaix at 11.14. Riding his last race ever, Australia’s Mitch Docker (EF Education-Nippo) was involved in the first crash in the first kilometre along with Jonas Van Genechten (B&B-KTM). Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo), Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) and Max Kanter (DSM) managed to form a...
Glory for Colbrelli
1. Sonny Colbrelli
2. Florian Vermeersch
3. Mathieu van der Poel
4. Gianni Moscon
5. Yves Lampaert
Colbrelli wins the 118th Paris-Roubaix
Sonny Colbrelli wins the sprint of the three escapees.
In the last kilometre, the leading trio is 1' ahead of the van Aert group from which Christophe Laporte has tried to go clear.
Vermeersch speeds up with 3km to go. Colbrelli reacts. The leading trio is reunited.
Vermeersch not to be underestimated
5km to go, van der Poel does a lot of work, Colbrelli is the favourite in case of a sprint finish but Vermeersch rides smartly and he's fast as well.
6km to go, van der Poel, Colbrelli and Vermeersch have 40'' lead over Moscon, 55'' over the van Aert group.
10km to go
The leading trio has 30'' over Moscon with 10km to go. The van Aert group is 1' adrift.
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