A Classic Ride


The classic specialist on a classic ride

"Less attacking more holding the wheel of Politt"

-Harry Sweeny, 2nd place

"It's unbelievable, it's a dream to win a stage in the Tour de France. Before the start it was decided that Peter would leave the race because of his knee problems, so that changed our tactics a bit. I launched the first attack and we ended up with four riders in the front, the sports director told me it was my last chance before the finish, I had to give it a try and give everything. I did it again, I attacked and I was seeing my gap growing to 20, then 30 seconds, and coming to the finish solo was unbelievable. Crossing the line I thought that all the effort, everything I have done, had paid off. Cycling is my passion and I'm so often away from home, from my family with all the races and training camps, so winning a stage in the Tour de France is the biggest victory you can have."

-Nils Politt

"He wanted to attack from earlier and I said, 'Keep calm, you are anyway one of the strongest here and nobody will be close to you. I guess the strongest of the breakaway won today, and he really deserved that one. In the end, I'm happy for Nils. I've seen him grow up and we train together every day. He's a really good friend. However, I would have liked to win the sprint in the chase group, but I got boxed in at the end."

-Andre Greipel, 6th place

2019 Paris-Roubaix: The Classic star

Stage 12 results