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RACE REPORT

Paris Roubaix

2nd June 2019

The Paris–Roubaix is a 170 kilometre one-day bicycle road race in northern France, starting north of Paris in Péronne and finishing in Roubaix, at the border with Belgium.

Tom Pidcock from Team WIGGINS Le Col had a superb victory in the Paris Roubaix U23 race. The 19-year-old Pidcock played a very smart race, following all the moves before attacking very hard alone with 20km to go. He maintained his gap all the way to the line beating second-placed Johan Jacobs (Lotto Soudal U23) by 30 seconds, with Jens Reynders (WBD Wallonie-Bruxelles development team) finishing in third place more than two minutes behind.

Pidcock was part of a nine-man group before he and Jacobs attacked their companions with 25 kilometres to go. The pair rode together for just a few kilometres when Pidcock decided to take matters into his own hands and launched another attack with still 20 kilometres remaining. As well as becoming the first Briton to take the under-23 title, Pidcock is the first to win the title having already taken the junior event. Pidcock also claimed the junior title in 2017 at the age of 17, he is one of the riders to watch throughout this seasons race schedule.

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