The stage film - 07/04 - 17:16

Mathieu Van der Poel, the history-maker

172 riders took the start on the 121st edition of Paris-Roubaix at 11:26, off to ride 259,7 kilometres between Compiègne and the Vélodrome André Pétrieux in Roubaix with 29 cobbled sectors to be covered. 2022 winner Dylan van Baarle (Visma | Lease a Bike) was a last-minute withdrawal, and so were UAE Team Emirates’ Michael Vink and Astana Qazaqstan’s...

Interview - 07/04 - 18:23

Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck): “This special moment won’t last forever”

What happened today is actually hard to believe. I won Roubaix again alongside my team, that was even stronger that last year. I’m super proud of the boys and super happy to finish it off. I’ve been feeling very good for a long time, and today has been my best day in this Classics season.

I had not really planned to attack that early. I wanted to make the...

Interview - 07/04 - 18:21

Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek): “Mathieu was on a different league today”

To be honest, I’m really happy. Mathieu [Van der Poel] was on a different league today. The way he was racing was impressive. When he attacked, we all were riding flat out not to allow him any gap, yet we couldn’t close in. At one point he was still gaining time and the race for second started. In the final, we were still riding all out and then [Jasper] Philipsen...

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