Apr 13, 2015

A very exciting Paris-Roubaix


John Degenkolb: the elevated new cobbled star.






What a helluva Paris-Roubaix ride it was for John Degenkolb winning his second Monument of the season. No one could match him in the final sprint...










Or, this well timed tweet from Jason...








Train vs riders; a close call...

"By neutralizing the race for a few moments to not penalize those who stopped, we respected the spirit of the rule. In theory, those who pass when the barrier is down are thrown out of the race. This time, that would have been unjust in respect of those riders who weren't identified."

- Commissaire Guy Dobbelaere.


Train gate.




Bradley Wiggins rode to a worthy 18th place to close his illustrious road racing career. Now he goes on to the build up towards a world hour record and the 2016 Rio Olympics.


photo Bernard Papon





"It was nice, guys you've been banging heads with for years and never spoken to, coming up in the race and congratulating you on your career. It's hard not to get emotional. I'm pretty happy."
- Bradley Wiggins







253.5km, 27 cobbled sections: A true test for rider and bike.







Jens Keukeleire rode to a fantastic 6th place, follow the chaos in this Backstage Pass...












With the cobbled classics over, attention switches to the Ardennes classics: Amstel Gold (Apr.19), La Flèche Wallonne (Apr.22) and Liege-Bastogne-Liege (Apr.26)...



2 comments:

Johnny Guzman said...

Say goodbye to the old school, the new school is in. Guys like Dagenkolb, Quintana and Kwiatkowski are going to be shining this year. Too bad Bradley Wiggins retired with this race and Cancellara wasn't there to contest it.

Richard said...

Welcome the new school!

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