How The Race Was Won – Paris-Roubaix 2018

Apr 9 2018

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.

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11 Responses to “How The Race Was Won – Paris-Roubaix 2018”

  1. J Evans 10 April 2018 at 6:37 am #

    Always fantastic.
    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.

  2. Bubba Tex 10 April 2018 at 9:12 am #

    Cosmo – excellent review!

  3. Merlijn 10 April 2018 at 9:21 am #

    The two national jerseys right behind the crash (at 1:12) are Naessen and Ramon Sinkeldam, the Dutch National Champ. Reversed colours. 🙂

  4. Aron Barclay 10 April 2018 at 6:25 pm #

    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 🙂

  5. Matt 11 April 2018 at 9:21 am #

    Cosmo, you missed when Sagan turned on his motor.


  6. Alex 11 April 2018 at 1:58 pm #

    video doesn’t work in Canada!? pls upload to YouTube if you can Cosmo, always enjoyed your videos

    • cosmo 11 April 2018 at 2:06 pm #

      Did you try the link in the upper-right of the video player that says “No, please help”?

  7. Carn Soaks 12 April 2018 at 9:58 am #

    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

  8. David 12 April 2018 at 6:48 pm #

    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.

  9. El Scorcho 13 April 2018 at 4:02 pm #

    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.

  10. Jerome 19 April 2018 at 7:55 pm #

    Thanks Cosmo, classy lack of a credits song as well. RIP

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