Paris-Roubaix Video: Niki Terpstra’S Monumental Ride

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Niki Terpstra won the biggest race of his career — the biggest monument in cycling — on Sunday, April 13th. He won Paris-Roubaix solo after a fantastic team race, including a great effort by Tom Boonen earlier in the race. Watch this video as we take you through all the emotions of that amazing day! … [Read more...]

Paris-Roubaix – Firsthand From The Riders of Team Tinkoff

For the riders, Paris-Roubaix is a personal experience that leaves a big impression. And just as the race is capable of breaking bones, it's also the race that creates big careers or captures the very moment were a riders peaks. For the riders of Tinkoff-Saxo it's no different. From the start in the fashionable town of Compiegne to the arrival in the working-class city of Roubaix, the race demands … [Read more...]

Niki Terpstra Takes A Suprise Paris-Roubaix Victory

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN ROUBAIX, France, April 13, 2014 (AFP) - Dutch rider Niki Terpstra attacked just over 6km from home to stun a host of favourites and win Paris-Roubaix at the end of 257km of racing on Sunday. The race had seemed set for a sprint finish among 11 riders but Terpstra took advantage of the marking of favourites Tom Boonen, Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagan to … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Unbowed By Tour of Flanders Failure

COMPIEGNE, France, April 12, 2014 (AFP) - Much hyped Slovakian rider Peter Sagan insisted his confidence for Sunday's Paris-Roubaix race had not been knocked despite a poor 16th place finish at last week's Tour of Flanders. The 24-year-old Cannondale rider went into last week's cobbled classic as many people's second favourite behind eventual winner Fabian Cancellara, but failed to match … [Read more...]

Past 15 Winners Of Paris-Roubaix Cobble Classic

PARIS, April 12, 2014 - Winners of the Spring Classic Paris-Roubaix race over the last 15 years: 2013 - Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 2012 - Tom Boonen (BEL) 2011 - Johan Vansummeren (BEL) 2010 - Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 2009 - Tom Boonen (BEL) 2008 - Tom Boonen (BEL) 2007 - Stuart O'Grady (AUS) 2006 - Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 2005 - Tom Boonen (BEL) 2004 - … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara The Man To Beat At Paris-Roubaix

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, April 12, 2014 (AFP) - A week ago the pre-Tour of Flanders talk was about how open the race would be but ahead of Sunday's Paris-Roubaix that has turned to questions about how to stop Fabian Cancellara. The Swiss 33-year-old won his third Flanders crown last Sunday in a sprint finish, upsetting the hopes of a trio of Belgians on their home soil. … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Picks Roster For Paris-Roubaix

The BMC Racing Team announced its roster for the 112th edition of Paris-Roubaix on Wednesday, the eve of its pre-race press conference. Roster Nearly Identical To 2013 Ronde van Vlaanderen and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad runner-up Greg Van Avermaet starts Sunday's race for the sixth time and and will be joined by Norwegian national road champion Thor Hushovd, an 11-time starter and podium finisher … [Read more...]

A Sick Sylvain Chavanel Out Of Paris-Roubaix Classic

PARIS, April 09, 2014 - One of the best hopes for a home success, Sylvain Chavanel, has pulled out of Sunday's Paris-Roubaix Classic, his IAM team said Wednesday. The 34-year-old national time-trial champion was set to be one of the major hopes to become the first French winner of the 'Hell of the North' since Frederic Guesdon in 1997. But he complained of breathing difficulties … [Read more...]

Geraint Thomas Happy To Play Team Role At Paris-Roubaix

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN OUDENAARDE, Belgium, April 07, 2014 (AFP) - Welsh rider Geraint Thomas said he is happy to help Sky team-mates Bradley Wiggins and Edvald Boasson Hagen at next week's Paris-Roubaix, despite finishing an impressive eighth at the Tour of Flanders. Having finished third at E3 Harelbeke 10 days ago and come 10th in Flanders three years ago, double Olympic … [Read more...]

The Spring Classics Past Winners From 2009

PARIS, April 04, 2014 (AFP) - Winners of the main Spring Classics, due to begin on Sunday with the Tour of Flanders, over the last five years. Cobbled Classics: Tour of Flanders (April 6) 2013 - Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 2012 - Tom Boonen (BEL) 2011 - Nick Nuyens (BEL) 2010 - Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 2009 - Stijn Devolder (BEL) Paris-Roubaix (April 13) … [Read more...]