2018 Paris–Roubaix

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2018 Paris–Roubaix
2018 UCI World Tour, race 15 of 37
Peter Sagan, Silvan Dillier and Jelle Wallays at the Templeuve-en-Pévèle pavé sector, 35 kilometres (22 miles) from the finish
Peter Sagan, Silvan Dillier and Jelle Wallays at the Templeuve-en-Pévèle pavé sector, 35 kilometres (22 miles) from the finish
Race details
Dates 8 April 2018
Stages 1
Distance 257 km (159.7 mi)
Winning time 5h 54' 06"[1]
Results
  Winner  Peter Sagan (SVK) (Bora–Hansgrohe)
  Second  Silvan Dillier (SUI) (AG2R La Mondiale)
  Third  Niki Terpstra (NED) (Quick-Step Floors)
← 2017

The 2018 Paris–Roubaix was a road cycling one-day race that took place on 8 April 2018 in France, it was the 116th edition of the Paris–Roubaix and the fifteenth event of the 2018 UCI World Tour.[2][3]

For the first time since Bernard Hinault in 1981, the race was won by the incumbent world champion, Peter Sagan (Bora–Hansgrohe).[4] Sagan attacked the main group of riders, on sector 12 of pavé between Auchy-lez-Orchies and Bersée, catching the head of the race not long after. Only Swiss champion Silvan Dillier, riding for the AG2R La Mondiale team, was able to stay with Sagan all the way to the finish at Roubaix Velodrome, where Sagan won the two-up sprint finish.[1] Third place, 57 seconds later, went to Tour of Flanders winner Niki Terpstra, for Quick-Step Floors.[5]

The race was marred by the death of Vérandas Willems–Crelan rider Michael Goolaerts, during the race, he suffered a cardiac arrest, and later died in hospital in Lille.[6][7]

Teams[edit]

As Paris–Roubaix was a UCI World Tour event, all eighteen UCI WorldTeams were invited automatically and obliged to enter a team in the race. Seven UCI Professional Continental teams competed, completing the 25-team peloton.[8]

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

Result[edit]

Peter Sagan (Bora–Hansgrohe) leads Silvan Dillier (AG2R La Mondiale) in Willems, 8 kilometres (5.0 miles) from the finish of the race.
Result[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Peter Sagan (SVK) Bora–Hansgrohe 5h 54' 06"
2  Silvan Dillier (SUI) AG2R La Mondiale + 0"
3  Niki Terpstra (NED) Quick-Step Floors + 57"
4  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 1' 34"
5  Jasper Stuyven (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 34"
6  Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 1' 34"
7  Nils Politt (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 2' 31"
8  Taylor Phinney (USA) EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale + 2' 31"
9  Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Quick-Step Floors + 2' 31"
10  Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 2' 31"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Peter Sagan wins Paris-Roubaix". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 8 April 2018. Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "UCI announces 2018 road calendar". Cycling News. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "2018 UCI WorldTour calendar unveiled". Velon. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Sagan makes the rainbow shine again after 37 years". Paris–Roubaix. Amaury Sport Organisation. 8 April 2018. Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 
  5. ^ Robertshaw, Henry (8 April 2018). "Peter Sagan takes spectacular Paris-Roubaix victory after huge 54km attack". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Paris-Roubaix: Michael Goolaerts dies after crash". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Michael Goolaerts dies following cardiac arrest at Paris-Roubaix". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Start List". Paris–Roubaix. Amaury Sport Organisation. Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 

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