What can you say about a race like Roubaix? Well, quite a lot, actually – and we’ve got it here! We look at the new bromance between Peter Sagan and Silvan Dillier, reactions of other riders to the race, lots of pictures of muddied kit and faces … and so much more. Hold on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
The past two weeks of racing have been full gas – and we loved every minute of it … well, except for Euan, who took an Eeyore-like attitude towards a certain cobbled classic… With the welcome return of Panache and his Thomas De Gendt mancrush, the banter was electric as Midge went full-Dane, Kathi made wild yet compelling claims of Tom Boonen‘s hand in Peter Sagan‘s Roubaix win and Euan got downright effervescent over Itzulia.
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.