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April 13/14 11:05 am - Paris-Roubaix report and results


Posted by Editoress on 04/13/14
 

Terpstra crowns brilliant team Work to lift Paris-Roubaix cobble

Niki Terpstra might have been the third man on the list of the Omega Pharma Quick Step dream team at the start but the Dutchman ended up lifting the winner's cobble in the Roubaix Velodrome after surging recklessly in a  nail-biting finale. True to his season form - after wins in the Tour of Qatar and Dwars door Vlaanderen -, the 29-year-old from Beverwijk became the first Dutchman to win the Queen of Classics since Servais Knaven in 2001 and he owed it to a formidable team effort. His leader Tom Boonen was in the front all day and the Belgian outfit finished with three riders in the top ten, Czech Zdenek Stybar joining the show to take 5th place. While German sprinter John Degenkolb won the consolation sprint for second place, some 20 seconds behind Terpstra, title-holder and Tour of Flanders winner Fabian Cancellara, a little below-par, had to be content with third for his 12th podium in a major classic.

Morning break
The start was given at 10:27 to 199 riders. After several attempts, the traditional morning break, launched at kilometre 23 involved eight riders: David Boucher (FDJ), Kenny de Haes (LTB), Andreas Schillinger (TNE), Michael Kolar (TCS), Clement Koretzky (BSE), Benoit Jarrier (BSE), TIm De Troyer (WGG), John Murphy (UHC). While the first hour was ridden at a hell of a pace (48.6 kph), as befits, the peloton relaxed a bit and the gap reached 9:10 after 50 kilometres. The bunch, mostly led by Omega Pharma Quick Step riders, stayed within nine minutes until the first cobbled sector (8:05 in Troisvilles, km 97.5). The cobbles started to claim their first scalps and Tom Boonen was among the first riders to puncture in the third cobbled portion. Arnaud Demare (FDJ) was also among the unlucky riders as the Frenchman flatted and crashed as the race was reaching the half-mark.

Punctures in Arenberg
His team-mate Boucher also punctured as the race tackled the Arenberg Trench and the unfortunate French-born Belgian was later stopped at a level-crossing as he was chasing before his former breakaway companions. After Arenberg and a series of flat tyres, Schillinger, Murphy, De Troyer and Jarrier found themselves alone in the lead. The infamous Trench had been merciless to Milan-San Remo winner Alexander Kristoff, who punctured twice and later crashed before calling it quits. Even pre-race favorite and title-holder Cancellara had his moment when he tumbled from a kerb into the peloton, sending a dozen other riders onto the tarmac. The Swiss made it back quickly into the peloton.

Boonen leads the chase
With 75 kms to go, Bradley Wiggins (SKY) looked unable to remain with the leading part of the peloton but the 2012 Tour de France winner ended up recovering well to finish in the top 10. The breakaway group lost John Murphy and were caught after 196 kms by a first chasing group including Boonen, Geraint Thomas (SKY), Mathieu Ladagnous (FDJ), Damien Gaudin (ALM), Bert De Backer (GIA) and Yannick Martinez (EUC). The six, led by an hyperactive Boonen and an ambitious Thomas, lost Gaudin and Ladagnous, and were joined by Norwegian champion Thor Hushovd (BMC) and Dutchman Bram Tankink (BEL) after 200 kms.

Cat and mouse
The six seemed to take the upper hand, taking their maximum lead to 50 seconds but Cancellara decided to react with 40 kms to go as Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) had surged. A long game of cat and mouse took place, Boonen trying hard to widen the gap at the front while the other leading favorites attacked one after the other to try and bridge it. Unexpectedly, it was Peter Sagan (CAN) who found an opening, chasing behind the break with Maartin Wynants (BEL) before catching them. The Slovak then tried his luck on his own for a while, but was in turn reined in with 15 kms to go by a group including Cancellara, Vanmarcke, Stybar and Degenkolb.

ASO press release

 

Results from today's Paris Roubaix in France

Paris (Compiègne) to Roubaix (Vélodrome), 257 km
1 Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 6:09:01
2 John Degenkolb (Team Giant-Shimano) at 0:20
3 Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing)
4 Sep Vanmarcke (Belkin Pro Cycling)
5 Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
6 Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
7 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)
8 Sebastian Langeveld (Garmin - Sharp)
9 Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky)
10 Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) all s.t.
11 Bert De Backer (Team Giant-Shimano) 0:26
12 Arnaud Demare (FDJ.fr) 0:47
13 Bernhard Eisel (Team Sky)
14 Sébastien Turgot (AG2R La Mondiale)
15 Bjorn Leukemans (Wanty - Groupe Gobert)
16 Stijn Vandenbergh (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
17 Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team)
18 Jos Van Emden (Belkin Pro Cycling) all s.t.
19 Thor Hushovd (BMC Racing Team) 1:05
20 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Wanty - Groupe Gobert)
21 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky)
22 Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team)
23 Sébastien Minard (AG2R La Mondiale)
24 Yannick Martinez (Team Europcar)
25 Jens Keukeleire (Orica GreenEDGE)
26 Bram Tankink (Belkin Pro Cycling)
27 Steve Chainel (AG2R La Mondiale) all s.t.
28 Adrien Petit (Cofidis, Solutions Credits) 2:55
29 Mitchell Docker (Orica GreenEDGE)
30 Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team)
31 Luke Rowe (Team Sky)
32 Matthieu Ladagnous (FDJ.fr)
33 Laurens De Vreese (Wanty - Groupe Gobert)
34 Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team)
35 Nikolay Trusov (Tinkoff-Saxo)
36 Kristijan Koren (Cannondale) all s.t.
37 Lars Boom (Belkin Pro Cycling) 2:59
38 Johan Van Summeren (Garmin - Sharp)
39 Maarten Wynants (Belkin Pro Cycling)
40 Borut Bozic (Astana Pro Team) all s.t.
41 Mathew Hayman (Orica GreenEDGE) 4:14
42 Maciej Bodnar (Cannondale) 5:48
43 Alexandre Pichot (Team Europcar) 6:42
44 Roger Kluge (IAM Cycling)
45 Benoit Jarrier (Bretagne - Seche Environnement)
46 Yauheni Hutarovich (AG2R La Mondiale)
47 Gediminas Bagdonas (AG2R La Mondiale) all s.t.
48 Brice Feillu (Bretagne - Seche Environnement) 6:44
49 Florian Senechal (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
50 Filippo Pozzato (Lampre - Merida)
51 Maarten Tjallingii (Belkin Pro Cycling) all s.t.
52 Michael Morkov (Tinkoff-Saxo) 7:06
53 Boy Van Poppel (Trek Factory Racing)
54 Francisco Ventoso (Movistar Team)
55 Jasper Stuyven (Trek Factory Racing)
56 Zakkari Dempster (Team Netapp-Endura)
57 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Team Katusha)
58 Stig Broeckx (Lotto-Belisol)
59 Yoann Offredo (FDJ.fr)
60 Julien Fouchard (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
61 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar Team)
62 Aleksejs Saramotins (IAM Cycling)
63 Blaz Jarc (Team Netapp-Endura)
64 Dylan Van Baarle (Garmin - Sharp)
65 Christian Knees (Team Sky)
66 Andreas Schillinger (Team Netapp-Endura)
67 Tyler Farrar (Garmin - Sharp)
68 Stijn Steels (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise)
69 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (Team Giant-Shimano)
70 Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise)
71 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Astana Pro Team)
72 Paolo Longo Borghini (Cannondale)
73 Christopher Juul Jensen (Tinkoff-Saxo)
74 Luca Paolini (Team Katusha) all s.t.
75 Jens Debusschere (Lotto-Belisol) 7:22
76 Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team) 7:51
77 Robert Wagner (Belkin Pro Cycling) 9:55
78 Jarl Salomein (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise)
79 James Vanlandschoot (Wanty - Groupe Gobert)
80 Andrea Francesco Palini (Lampre - Merida)
81 Martijn Maaskant (Unitedhealthcare)
82 Egoitz Garcia (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
83 Koen De Kort (Team Giant-Shimano)
84 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
85 Thomas Leezer (Belkin Pro Cycling)
86 Gatis Smukulis (Team Katusha)
87 Matthias Krizek (Cannondale)
88 William Bonnet (FDJ.fr)
89 Nicki Sorensen (Tinkoff-Saxo)
90 Luke Durbridge (Orica GreenEDGE)
91 Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling)
92 Vladimir Gusev (Team Katusha)
93 Jonathan Mc Evoy (Team Netapp-Endura)
94 Markel Irizar (Trek Factory Racing)
95 Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
96 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing Team)
97 Tim De Troyer (Wanty - Groupe Gobert)
98 Marko Kump (Tinkoff-Saxo) all s.t.
99 Gregory Rast (Trek Factory Racing) 10:08
100 Nikias Arndt (Team Giant-Shimano) 13:16
101 Alan Marangoni (Cannondale) 13:42
102 Clément Koretzky (Bretagne - Seche Environnement)
103 Christophe Laporte (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
104 Wesley Kreder (Wanty - Groupe Gobert)
105 Jack Bauer (Garmin - Sharp)
106 Ruslan Tleubayev (Astana Pro Team)
107 Edward Theuns (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise)
108 Yves Lampaert (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise)
109 Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto-Belisol) all s.t.
110 Damien Gaudin (AG2R La Mondiale) 16:14
111 Murilo Antonio Fischer (FDJ.fr) 16:22
112 Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky) s.t.
113 David Millar (Garmin - Sharp) 16:40
114 Yaroslav Popovych (Trek Factory Racing) 18:37
115 Sébastien Hinault (IAM Cycling) 18:39
116 Ramon Sinkeldam (Team Giant-Shimano)
117 Gabriel Rasch (Team Sky)
118 Jens Mouris (Orica GreenEDGE)
119 Dominic Klemme (IAM Cycling)
120 Jesse Sergent (Trek Factory Racing) all s.t.
121 John Murphy (Unitedhealthcare) 18:54
122 Christopher Jones (Unitedhealthcare)
123 Preben Van Hecke (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise)
124 Jasha Sutterlin (Movistar Team)
125 Raymond Kreder (Garmin - Sharp)
126 Vladimir Isaychev (Team Katusha) all s.t.
127 Alessandro Bazzana (Unitedhealthcare) 22:04
128 Pierre-Luc Perichon (Bretagne - Seche Environnement)
129 Vegard Breen (Lotto-Belisol) both s.t.
130 Kenny De Haes (Lotto-Belisol) 22:08
131 Jan Barta (Team Netapp-Endura) 27:42
132 Daniel Summerhill (Unitedhealthcare) 27:46
133 Michael Hepburn (Orica GreenEDGE)
134 Sam Bennett (Team Netapp-Endura)
135 Daniil Fominykh (Astana Pro Team)
136 Rüdiger Selig (Team Katusha)
137 Valentin Iglinskiy (Astana Pro Team)
138 Robert Förster (Unitedhealthcare)
139 Mirko Selvaggi (Wanty - Groupe Gobert)
140 Davide Frattini (Unitedhealthcare)
141 Michael Kolar (Tinkoff-Saxo)
142 Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale)
143 Ralf Matzka (Team Netapp-Endura)
144 Bradley White (Unitedhealthcare) all s.t.
DNF Bjorn Thurau (Team Europcar)
DNF Dayer Uberney Quintana (Movistar Team)
DNF Juan Jose Lobato (Movistar Team)
DNF Jesus Herrada Lopez (Movistar Team)
DNF José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Movistar Team)
DNF Alex Dowsett (Movistar Team)
DNF Jérôme Pineau (IAM Cycling)
DNF Evan Huffman (Astana Pro Team)
DNF Marcel Aregger (IAM Cycling)
DNF Vegard Stake Laengen (Bretagne - Seche Environnement)
DNF Yohann Gene (Team Europcar)
DNF Jimmy Engoulvent (Team Europcar)
DNF Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling)
DNF Arman Kamyshev (Astana Pro Team)
DNF Manuele Boaro (Tinkoff-Saxo)
DNF Jesper Hansen (Tinkoff-Saxo)
DNF Christophe Laborie (Bretagne - Seche Environnement)
DNF Benjamin Lemontagner (Bretagne - Seche Environnement)
DNF Kenneth Van Bilsen (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise)
DNF Frederik Veuchelen (Wanty - Groupe Gobert)
DNF Sam Bewley (Orica GreenEDGE)
DNF Gert Joeaar (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
DNF Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
DNF Louis Verhelst (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
DNF Tim Declercq (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise)
DNF Antoine Duchesne (Team Europcar)
DNF Erwann Corbel (Bretagne - Seche Environnement)
DNF Fabio Sabatini (Cannondale)
DNF Michael Schwarzmann (Team Netapp-Endura)
DNF Hayden Roulston (Trek Factory Racing)
DNF Iljo Keisse (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
DNF Nikolas Maes (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
DNF Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team)
DNF Aidis Kruopis (Orica GreenEDGE)
DNF Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Team Katusha)
DNF Lloyd Mondory (AG2R La Mondiale)
DNF Lasse Norman Hansen (Garmin - Sharp)
DNF David Boucher (FDJ.fr)
DNF Mickaël Delage (FDJ.fr)
DNF Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha)
DNF Edward King (Cannondale)
DNF Jérome Cousin (Team Europcar)
DNF Niccolo Bonifazio (Lampre - Merida)
DNF Davide Cimolai (Lampre - Merida)
DNF Elia Favilli (Lampre - Merida)
DNF Roberto Ferrari (Lampre - Merida)

 

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