Paris-Roubaix 2018 got off to a flying start and never slowed down. Although the day was sunny and dry, the cobbles weren’t always that way and the mud and multiple crashes – including some incredibly serious – helped the break of the day stay away longer than expected. But it was a Quick-Step-like move from Peter Sagan at 54km to go that set up the win. Silvan Dillier (Ag2r La Mondiale) was the only rider who could stay with the world champion to finish second in the two-up sprint. Ronde champion Niki Terpstra rode to third solo.
A fizzer of a finish on a leg breaking stage in the Basque country and a rainbow sprint to the victory in the Netherlands.