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#TradeLikeAPro – Nail biting action in Paris-Roubaix Team / Saxo Bank
  • Peter Sagan finishes 23rd after tough racing conditions
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  • Rafal Majka finished 15th in País Vasco GC

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The Hell of the North

Paris-Roubaix concluded the cobblestone season Sunday afternoon in a dusty and fast affair, where the favourites waited relatively long to open up the race. Tinkoff-Saxo fell short of the team ambitions, as a bike change and stomach issues for team captain Peter Sagan made for a tough day. Sagan finished 23rd, part of the big second group coming in behind race winner John Degenkolb.

 Peter Sagan experienced technical difficulties

The 253.5 kilometers from Compiègne to Roubaix contained 52.7km of cobblestone sectors and for this 113th edition presented the riders with clear skies, multiple parts of cross- and headwind and a dusty road surface. After a fast start with the usual and numerous crashes, the main bunch slowly thinned out until the big favourites split the group of main contenders into chunks deep into the finale.

“Towards the end we still had Sagan, Bodnar, Breschel, Mørkøv and Brutt in the main group. Five riders in a group of 50 is a good count, so we were pretty happy with the situation at around 200km. However, then Breschel crashed and hurt his hand or wrist. He was in pain but wanted to keep going, so we managed to get him back on a new bike and he could finish the race. Now, we will wait for the medical examination and see if it reveals any injury or fracture”, concludes Lars Michaelsen.

 Matti Breschel involved in dramatic crash.

Form improves for Rafal Majka

Tinkoff-Saxo finished 15th in the general classification of Vuelta al País Vasco with team captain Rafal Majka, who at the same time displays a shape on the ascendency after struggling with illness and performances below his usual level. Joaquim Rodriquez took the overall win after overthrowing Sergio Henao on the last mountainous TT.

 Rafal Majka shows improving form.

“Today was a really difficult TT, since we started downhill, continued with a short flat part, then a steep climb another downhill and the finishing climb and ramp up to Aia. This meant that it was difficult to find the rhythm and we also had to reach a technical decision on whether to swap bikes. With Rafal, we opted for our aerodynamic Venge with TT handlebar extensions, however it’s difficult to say if it would have been beneficial with a bike swap. But sometimes it comes down to the rider’s intuition”.

Wishing all riders good luck and good legs in the days to come.

The Team

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