On a day that saw more than its share of tragedy, a favorite and a frequent wild-card get take their chances against a looiming super-team, for arguably the one-day race calendar’s biggest crown. Thanks again Eurosport Cycling for making this happen, and don’t hesitate to click the “help now” link in the upper right for any issues you experience.
thoughts on “How The Race Was Won – Paris-Roubaix 2018”
I think Dillier should have at least not taken his final turn on the front, so that Sagan had to lead on the velodrome, but it probably wouldn’t have made much of a difference.
RIP Michael Goolaerts.
Cosmo – excellent review!
The two national jerseys right behind the crash (at 1:12) are Naessen and Ramon Sinkeldam, the Dutch National Champ. Reversed colours. 🙂
A massive fan of your work but just to let you know when I try play this video it doesn’t play because it says it doesn’t play in my country (Australia) but then I press NO please help and it plays fine just thought I would let you know
Keeping making these awesome videos 🙂
Cosmo, you missed when Sagan turned on his motor.
video doesn’t work in Canada!? pls upload to YouTube if you can Cosmo, always enjoyed your videos
Did you try the link in the upper-right of the video player that says “No, please help”?
at 48k That was a full on Hip & Shoulder (bump – in Ozzie Rules) by Lampere (or Terpstra).
Fully intentional, lowish risk tactic in crowded conditions.
I was peeved as it happened. It was the sort of win at all costs action that a; ruined cycling’s ‘good’ name & b; is indicative of teams which happily bend clear rules & ethics.
It injured a few key riders – who should pay them back in the Ardennes in kind. The “Wolf Pack” indoctrination will cause trouble. re Viviani crying at Gent-Wevelgem.
Keep track of dopage cases or ex-team-mates in the coming 36 months
As always I can’t wait to see and hear your analysis. In retrospect it seems obvious how Sagan won and yet it was complicated to how he got there. Nice job as always.
Cos, you are indeed the man. Thanks for putting this together.
I was impressed with Dillier and his intelligence to keep working, 2nd place behind Sagan is better than anything he could ever hope for.
Thanks Cosmo, classy lack of a credits song as well. RIP