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PARIS-ROUBAIX’19 – The Photo Gallery from Hell!

PeloPics: Sunday saw Philippe Gilbert add Paris-Roubaix 2019 to his already out-standing palmarès. The Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider out-sprinted Katusha-Alpecin’s Nils Politt on the Roubaix Vélodrome for the cobbled victory. Here is our choice of pics and video from the road to Roubaix.

The 36 year-old Gilbert added another monument to his honours list, only Milan-Sanremo is still missing. On top of his World and National championships he has won Tour of Flanders (2017), Liège–Bastogne–Liège (2011), Giro di Lombardia (2009, 2010), Amstel Gold Race (2010, 2011, 2014, 2017), La Flèche Wallonne (2011), Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (2006, 2008), Paris–Tours (2008, 2009), Gran Piemonte (2009, 2010), Clásica de San Sebastián (2011), GP de Québec (2011), Strade Bianche (2011) and now Paris Roubaix (2019). This was team manager, Patrick Lefevere’s thirteenth victory in the cobbled Classic and the team’s 700th win.

More photos in the PEZ Race Report HERE and video and quotes in EUROTRASH Monday HERE.

What to look forward to

Cobbles from the first pedal stroke

The start line was cold, but the action was hot from the gun

Sunday morning in Northern France

Yes, there is a climb in Paris-Roubaix

Belgian champion Yves Lampaert was at the front all day

The long and rough road north

Taco van der Hoorn tried to remount, but was DNF in the end

An iconic photo of the road to Roubaix

It just wasn’t Wout Van Aert’s day, bike changes, crashes and long chases… Next year

Wout’s view of many part of Paris-Roubaix

Tom Steels pushes Zdenek Štybar back into the battle, not a bad day for Deceuninck – Quick-Step

4th again for Sep Vanmarcke, what could have been?

Philippe Gilbert wasn’t far from the front

2017 Roubaix winner, Greg Van Avermaet, rode the whole race wearing leg-warmers – Can you ‘race’ in training kit?

Deceuninck – Quick-Step dominated the race and the final result

On-bike highlights

For sure it was a hard and fast day in the saddle

There is no question how serious Gilbert was for the win

Gilbert attacks!

Nils Politt was a revelation – PEZ spoke to him in 2016 as a second year pro

Track craft

Politt and Gilbert used the track banking, but the Belgian had it

Another Monument in the Gilbert palmarès

Job done!

Real emotion

A famous Roubaix cobble for the mantlepiece

Gilbert was on fire!

Race highlights by NBC Sports

Wout Van Aert suffered in the finalé

Sep Vanmarcke wasn’t too disappointed

Paris-Roubaix 2019 Result:
1. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Deceuninck – Quick-Step in 5:58:02
2. Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
3. Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck – Quick-Step at 0:13
4. Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First at 0:40
5. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe at 0:42
6. Florian Senechal (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick-Step at 0:47
7. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
8. Zdenek Štybar (Cze) Deceuninck – Quick-Step
9. Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko-Marseille Provence
10. Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First
11. Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
12. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC
13. Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R-La Mondiale
14. Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Bahrain-Merida at 1:24
15. Adrien Petit (Fra) Total Direct Energie at 1:25
16. Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin at 1:36
17. Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
18. Anthony Turgis (Fra) Total Direct Energie
19. Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis
20. Bert De Backer (Bel) Vital Concept-B&B Hotels
21. Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Sky at 1:40
22. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma at 1:42
23. Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) AG2R-La Mondiale at 2:14
24. Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
25. Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana at 2:36.

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