Nils Politt (Katusha Alpecin), 2nd of Paris-Roubaix 2019: “I was never disappointed today. It’s my fourth year and to get 2nd in Paris-Roubaix, losing against Philippe Gilbert, who won the World Championships and so many races, it’s not a shame. I wanted to start the sprint from the back but Philippe (Gilbert) played his card with Yves Lampaert coming from the...
Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-Quick Step), winner of Paris-Roubaix 2019: “My back is really painful because of the shocks. When I stopped pedalling I felt it. It’s normal after a race like this. We went quite deep today and now the body feels it. My abilities are more about being a puncheur, they’re more adequate for Liège, Amstel, Lombardia… I’ve...
Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-Quick Step), 3rd of Paris-Roubaix 2019: “I think I also could have won. I gave a lot during the race. For sure I’m happy with the third place. It gives me a lot of confidence for the future and I’m really happy. Of course, I’m even happier that we are first and third with team. We proved we’re the best for classics. For...
Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-Quick Step) delivered a masterclass on the way to Roubaix to claim his fifth success in a Monument, after his victories in Lombardia (2009, 2010), Liège (2011) and Flanders (2017). The Belgian star is the first rider to dominate four different Monuments since Sean Kelly in the 1980s. The race was hard-fought from km 0 until the finish in the...
Results in Roubaix:
1. Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-Quick Step)
2. Nils Politt (Katusha Alpecin)
3. Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-Quick Step)
4. Sep Vanmarcke (EF Education First)
5. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe)
Philippe Giblert (Deceuninck-Quick Step) dominates the final sprint ahead of Nils POlitt (Katusha Alpecin)!
THe leaders enter the iconic velodrome of Roubaix.
Yves Lampaert is only trailing by 18" with 1.5km to go.
Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-Quick Step) is alone, 35" behind the leading duo. Sep Vanmarcke (EF Education First) has suffered a mechanical.
The leading duo is inside the penultimate sector (Willems to Hem (km 251 — 1.4 km) ***) with a gap up to 40".
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