4.15.2014

(After) Roubaix Faces - ...and results

Hello, I'm back! in spite of a terrorist on board allarm at Paris-Orly Airport and a very long delay... I'm in Florence again, with a few good photos to edit and big emotions to write. 
On 'my' pavé - Marc Madiot's sector, Beuvry-la-Forêt - I got impressed when the race came and rushed just in front of me. It wasn't my first race, I'm used to be close to the action but Roubaix is different. I got amazed, overwhelmed, almost scared. 
I has been great and I'll tell you more in the next days.
Compared to other Roubaix I watched on tv, this one has been more open. In such a hard, brutal race the strongest usually won. Rarely the race is decided at the sprint in a large front group like the one we have seen this year. Niki Terpstra attacked very close to the finish.
In my opinion - but I'll give you later my take - the race has been so open not because there were many strong contenders but because the main contenders weren't as strong as usual. Niki Terpstra is in a spendid shape and it's no news, however he didn't win because of his power but because of a smart move. A splendid victory, a spendid winner. 
Then it came all to a sprint and of course a sprinter won it. A sprinter like John Degenkolb able to survive till the finish in Roubaix.
Fabian Cancellara step once again on the podium and Sep Vanmarcke got defeated again in the same place by the same rider. Vanmarcke was stronger than Cancellara this time but he couldn't make a difference. Peter Sagan confirmed he still has to learn to be a Roubaix Rider. Team Sky confirmed they are very good students: Thomas and Wiggins both in the top 10 is something more than a good result: it's a won challenge.
 
BUT THERE IS MORE TO COME: STAY TUNED!

RESULTS

1 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 6:09:01  
2 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:20  
3 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing    
4 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
5 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
6 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale    
7 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky    
8 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin Sharp    
9 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky    
10 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
11 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:26  
12 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:47  
13 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky    
14 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
15 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
16 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
17 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
18 Jos van Emden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
19 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:01:05  
20 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
21 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky    
22 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
23 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar    
25 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge    
26 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
27 Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
28 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:55  
29 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
30 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
31 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky    
32 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr    
33 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
34 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
35 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo    
36 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale    
37 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:02:59  
38 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp    
39 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
40 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
41 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:04:14  
42 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale 0:05:48  
43 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:06:42  
44 Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling    
45 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
46 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale    
47 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale    
48 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:06:44  
49 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
50 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
51 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
52 Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:07:06  
53 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Trek Factory Racing    
54 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team    
55 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek Factory Racing    
56 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp - Endura    
57 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha    
58 Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
59 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr    
60 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
61 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
62 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling    
63 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp - Endura    
64 Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Garmin Sharp    
65 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky    
66 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp - Endura    
67 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp    
68 Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
69 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Giant-Shimano    
70 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
71 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
72 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale    
73 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
74 Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha    
75 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:07:22  
76 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:07:51  
77 Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:09:55  
78 Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
79 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
80 Andrea Francesco Palini (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
81 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
82 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
83 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
84 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
85 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team    
86 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha    
87 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale    
88 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr    
89 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
90 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
91 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling    
92 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha    
93 Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
94 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing    
95 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
96 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
97 Tim De Troyer (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
98 Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo    
99 Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek Factory Racing 0:10:08  
100 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:13:16  
101 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale 0:13:42  
102 Clément Koretzky (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
103 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
104 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
105 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp    
106 Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
107 Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
108 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
109 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol    
110 Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:16:14  
111 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr 0:16:22  
112 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky    
113 David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp 0:16:40  
114 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing 0:18:37  
115 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:18:39  
116 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
117 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Sky    
118 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge    
119 Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling    
120 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing    
121 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:18:54  
122 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
123 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
124 Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team    
125 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin Sharp    
126 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha    
127 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:22:04  
128 Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
129 Vegard Breen (Nor) Lotto Belisol    
130 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:22:08  
131 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp - Endura 0:27:42  
132 Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:27:46  
133 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
134 Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura    
135 Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
136 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha    
137 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
138 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
139 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
140 Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
141 Michal Kolár (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo    
142 Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale    
143 Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team NetApp - Endura    
144 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team    
DNF Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar    
DNF Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
DNF Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Movistar Team    
DNF Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
DNF José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team    
DNF Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team    
DNF Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling    
DNF Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
DNF Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
DNF Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
DNF Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling    
DNF Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
DNF Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
DNF Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
DNF Christophe Laborie (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
DNF Benjamin Le Montagner (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
DNF Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
DNF Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
DNF Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge    
DNF Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
DNF Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
DNF Louis Verhelst (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
DNF Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise    
DNF Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar    
DNF Erwann Corbel (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement    
DNF Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale    
DNF Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team NetApp - Endura    
DNF Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing    
DNF Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
DNF Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
DNF Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
DNF Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge    
DNF Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Team Katusha    
DNF Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Garmin Sharp    
DNF David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr    
DNF Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr    
DNF Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha    
DNF Edward King (USA) Cannondale    
DNF Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
DNF Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida

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