Sunday in Hell
Paris–Roubaix is one of the prime candidates for the title of the coolest race in the whole world, but it is also one of the hardest and least forgiving. No-one knows this better than Fabian Cancellara, three-time winner of this magnificent classic, who tried to get his fourth title yesterday. Unfortunately, he fell four times and finished 7 minutes and 35 seconds behind Mat Hayman, the surprising winner.
“I’m just happy it’s over,” said the 35-year-old, before describing the crashes. “There was a crash, I jumped into the field and came back, the second one was a bit unlucky, and the third one was just ice-skating. Then it was over and I couldn’t do anything. Roubaix was gone. The damage was too big and Roubaix was over.” Cancellara even fell after the race, when he rode towards his fans to greet them. What a day!
— Peter Sagan (@petosagan) April 10, 2016
The third crash Cancellara was referring to is worth looking at closely. Not because of the Swiss rider’s misery, but it once again proves, that Peter Sagan is a bike handling wizard. He managed to bunny-hop over the crashed bicycle!
The Lonely Star
Not everything about the Paris-Roubaix is glamorous though. The ’luxurious’ lodging of Dan Martin is a great example of that.
Our hotel proudly displaying it's 1 star. Not sure how it got that 1 star however. pic.twitter.com/aYtJ0OfdlA
— Dan Martin (@DanMartin86) April 7, 2016
Last week might have been mostly about the classics, but there was also a different kind of event going on in France. Just look at the fun Claudio Caluori had in Lourdes.
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