I initially read this as "secateurs" and thought seriously, as if the rain and mud wasn't enough, they have to dodge having their legs cut off.Like with the women, it could be tactically a dull race with a decisive move from relatively far out. So chances are big it won’t be better than 2016, tactically.
But the mudfest will be worth watching. Like yesterday, mons en pevele and Camphin en pevele will be tricky, but there are secteurs earlier in the race that we haven’t seen yet, and could be muddy as well.
I only hope, when there are crashes, that they aren’t serious. It’s actually hard to think about it that the chances are big one of the starters will crash and break something today. In any other sport, most wouldn’t be willing to take that risk.
Peyragudes and PDBF confirmed. He's just trying to make amends to us right now.Prudhomme to RTBF: "Paris-Roubaix is the Queen of the Classics, her legend is also in the rain. If a rider does not want to start, he does not start. It's not like a stage race: its difficulty makes its legend"
Dont know if I actually consider Asgreen as a top favorite, I would put him a tier below. He has only ridden it one time and was 50th, a week after he was second at Flanders.This is going to be fantastic and almost impossible to predict the outcome
* Wout van Aert, Asgreen, mvdp
**** Nils Politt (I would love for him to win and he have a fair shot at this) , Stuyven, Mads Pedersen, Stybar, Senechal
*** Van Baarle, Valgren, Lampaert, Vanmarcke, Kung, Sagan, Kristoff, Trentin, Kwiatkowski, Campenaerts, Taco
If I can't have Nils Politt, I would prefer a Dane
That totally looks like my own favoured riding route in the winter... to be fair I'm not exactly doing 260km in racing tempo, and also my tires are quite a bit broader.View: https://twitter.com/amantes_cycling/status/1444555526281601025?s=20
Mons-en-pevele has turned into a swimming pool
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