At the end of a wet and muddy Paris-Roubaix, Bahrain Victorious' Sonny Colbrelli was the fastest in the sprint ahead of Gianni Vermeersch (Lotto Soudal) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix). A tough winner of a tough race.
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Race Preview: None of the racing really counts for anything until Het Nieuwsblad - The season proper starts this Saturday. The guys who want to put a Classic on their palmarès will be well to the fore on the roads round Gent and Kuurne this weekend. Ed Hood takes his usual look at the course and riders for the Classic season openers.
PeloPics: It was billed as the Queen stage of the Dubai Tour, in the end it the sprinters fought it out on the spectacular uphill finish on Hatta Dam for Sonny Colbrelli to put a cruel end to the breakaway hopes of American rookie Brandon McNulty (Rally Cycling).