Peter Sagan surges to Paris-Roubaix triumph

Peter Sagan Paris Roubaix 2018

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) won 2018 Paris-Roubaix after he attacked from a group of favourites with 54km remaining. Silvan Dillier (AG2R La Mondiale) was second as Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors) came home third.

Sagan became the first world champion to win Paris-Roubaix since Bernard Hinault 37 years ago.

The three-time world champion and Dillier rode together at the front for the last 25 kilometers. Sagan launched the sprint in the Roubaix Velodrome and used his greater power to prevail.

Niki Terpstra, who won the Tour of Flanders last week and the 2014 edition of Paris-Roubaix, completed the podium.

“This is amazing,” Sagan said. “I have to say that this year, I was never involved in a crash, I never flat tired, I saved energy and then just did one step forward; I attacked. I kept going until the finish.

“I, now, stayed much better this year than in all the other years that I have finished Paris-Roubaix, where I was much more tired than today.

“I am very happy. I have to say thank you to all my teammates because they did a great job. They kept the group all together from the start. I did my winning move with 50km to go and I’m very happy to come first. It’s an amazing feeling.”

Michael Goolaerts of Belgium was involved in a crash and was taken to hospital amid unconfirmed reports he suffered a cardiac arrest. His Veranda’s Willems-Crelan team said ”there is no further news at the moment.”

Paris-Roubaix 2018 results:

1Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)


2Silvan Dillier (AG2R La Mondiale)


3Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors)


4Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)


5Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)


6Sep Vanmarcke (EF Education First-Drapac)


7Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin)


8Taylor Phinney (EF Education First-Drapac)


9Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step Floors)


10Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal)


11Mike Teunissen (Team Sunweb)


12Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale)


13Wout Van Aert (Veranda’s Willems Crelan)


14Jelle Wallays (Lotto Soudal)


15Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors)


16Amund Jansen (LottoNl-Jumbo)


17John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo)


18Marco Marcato (UAE Team Emirates)


19Dylan van Baarle (Team Sky)


20Heinrich Haussler (Bahrain-Merida)



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