How The Race Was Won – Paris-Roubaix 2014

Apr 14 2014

Don’t grab door handles. Don’t compensate for bad position by driving relentlessly to the front. Do attack once and make it stick. Don’t hire these guys to film your velodrome.

Oh, right—the boat:


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14 Responses to “How The Race Was Won – Paris-Roubaix 2014”

  1. Mike 14 April 2014 at 1:34 pm #


  2. cyril 14 April 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    Lurking in wheels all day… seriously? Without Niki Tom wouldn’t have made it back to the front at all! Love your reviews, but don’t diss a good & winning rider..

    • Cosmo Catalano 14 April 2014 at 10:12 pm #

      Didn’t mean it disrespectfully. No one got to that finale without earning it. Just meant that he’d been less active than Thomas, Boonen, etc.

      • cyril 15 April 2014 at 7:50 am #

        Okay we’re cool Cosmo 😉 Tom was pulling hard all day long, we dutchies just went ballistic during the final 8 K’s

  3. Wheelsuker 14 April 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    Way to pull back that theme from last year’s tour. I enjoyed the little Game Show, but volume on the mix made hearing some of the famous Cyclocosm humor more difficult to hear. Anyway, Allez to you with these special-ized bike racing vidoes about paris Roubaix! They are EPIC!!

  4. kosmik osmo 15 April 2014 at 2:15 am #

    van avermat is a great rider and deserves his teams support, but where has phinney been this cobbles season? i was expecting to see him in much the same position as vanmarke is now.

  5. Velosopher 15 April 2014 at 11:40 am #

    Great wrap-up, but have to reiterate the plea to watch your audio mix — couldn’t hear commentary during the “game show.”

    Keep up the great work!

  6. Kyle V. 15 April 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    My understanding is Phinney was up there but got a flat with 15k to go. As for Flanders Phinney has noted that at this time in his career Flanders is a bit to hilly for him to contest so he spent his day driving the break so BMC and GVA could relax in the field.

    • Kyle V. 15 April 2014 at 4:05 pm #

      Dam that was supposed to be a repy to Kosmik.

      • kosmik osmo 26 April 2014 at 11:45 pm #

        haha i gotcha! thanks though, i was wondering where he was this year. i guess its TT for now, cobbles next year!

  7. Brian B 15 April 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    I’ve given up actually watching the races. You are much better! Absolutely brilliant Cosmo.

  8. Jerome 16 April 2014 at 4:54 am #

    Love the video Cosmo! I know you struggle to get these done and there is a whole heap of effort to get them finished quick but it would be great to be a few days later and get more analysis rather than a video based race report. Love your work, ill watch any video you put out regardless!

    • Kyle Dubwa 17 April 2014 at 1:21 am #

      I agree with Jerome, you obviously work your ass off to get the videos out ultra fast for the big races. However the lesser races you tend to take a little bit longer and put a lot more interesting analysis. Either way, I got my whole race team watching your videos now. You’re the best. Especially love your focus on women’s racing during the weekly wrap-ups.

  9. Wielsucker (@Wielsucker) 17 April 2014 at 3:12 am #

    “Led by Trek” (the team car you meant?). 5 Seconds of game show music would have done the trick.

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