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Gallery: Paris-Roubaix 2018 in photos

Joe Robinson
9 Apr 2018

Peter Sagan's Paris-Roubaix victory in photos

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) finally silenced the few doubters he had remaining by taking an emphatic victory at the 2018 Paris-Roubaix. 

The three time World Champion attacked a group of favourites with 53km remaining. He bridged to the remaining breakaway of Silvain Dillier (AG2r La Mondiale) and Jelle Wallays (Lotto-Soudal) quickly built a gap of over a minute.

Sagan and Dillier then went alone, forming a temporary alliance all the way in to the velodrome. Inevitably, it was the former who took the sprint, adding this Paris-Roubaix victory to that of his 2016 Tour of Flanders win.

The Slovak laid down further evidence as to why he is the sport's leading star with a gutsy move that is becoming less and less prominent in modern cycling. His decision to grab the race by the scruff of the neck made for an intriguing watch as he held off the chase of those behind.

While Sagan walked home with the cobble, the ride of the day arguably went to Swiss Champion Dillier. A broken finger at Strade Bianche in March saw Dillier out of action for the best part of a month. 

The rider then returned with a victory at Route Adelie de Vitre but this was no doubt eclipsed by an incredible ride at Roubaix.

After making the day's original break, Dillier rode strongly and even took turns on the front with Sagan as they made their way in to Roubaix, before eventually finishing second.

Read the race report here

Image credits: Presse Sports/Offside, Sean Hardy and Jack Elton-Walters