Paris-Roubaix 2016 [LAST 6 KM]

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Paris-Roubaix 2016 [FULL RACE - 6 hours]

 

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April 10, 2016

Paris-Roubaix 2016 – [LAST 6 KM] – Compiègne – Roubaix – 257,5 km

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The 2016 Paris–Roubaix was a one-day classic cycling race that took place on 10 April 2016 in northern France. It was the 114th edition of the Paris–Roubaix and was the tenth race of the 2016 UCI World Tour and the third Monument of the season.

The race took place over 257.5 kilometres (160.0 mi). The principal difficulty was provided by the 27 sectors of cobbled roads, which cover a total distance of 52.8 kilometres (32.8 mi). The difficult conditions caused by the cobbles have earned the race the name “the Hell of the North”.[1] It comes at the end of the cobbled classics season, a week after the 2016 Tour of Flanders. The favourites included Fabian Cancellara (Trek–Segafredo), Tom Boonen (Etixx–Quick-Step) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff).

Mathew Hayman (Orica-GreenEdge) caused a huge upset by beating Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) in the sprint in one of the most memorable editions of Paris-Roubaix in recent memory. Hayman looked stunned, and almost unbelieving, by his victory, bursting into tears once he realised what he had achieved.

Ian Stannard (Team Sky) tried to come around from the back of the group but didn’t quite have the legs and finished third. Sep Vanmarcke (LottoNL-Jumbo), who had been the most aggressive in the finale, just missed the podium and finished fourth, with Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) in fifth.

“I can’t believe it. I broke my arm five weeks ago and I missed all the racing, I raced in Spain last week,” Hayman said. “This is my favourite race. It is the race I dreamed of winning.”

It was Hayman’s 16th appearance at the Hell of the North, previously finishing eighth in 2012, and he was the underdog in an elite five-man group that came to the line. The riders were already part of a select group that did not include pre-race favourites Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo). They went clear on the Camphin-en-Pévèl sector after an attack from Stannard distanced much of their group.

The tension ramped up as the cobbled sectors ticked down. Knowing that his chances in a sprint were small, Vanmarcke kicked and made the first serious attack from this small group on the Carrefour de l’Arbe. At first it appeared he had his rivals in trouble, as they scrambled to mount a chase. As they looked to have him pegged, the Belgian kicked again but he was finally brought back after the next sector of cobbles.

Thus ensued a series of attacks and counter attacks, each turning the wick up just a little bit more. It was Hayman and Boonen that entered the velodrome first but a strong chase from Vanmarcke saw him bridge the gap. As the bell tolled, their number had swelled to five again and Hayman wound up the sprint.

It looked like Hayman had gone too early as Boonen sat in his wheel ready to pounce. Stannard tried to go for a long one around the outside but it was too much for him as Hayman and Boonen went head to head. Boonen appeared to get boxed in briefly and was unable to close the gap when he did finally wriggle free, leaving Hayman to take the biggest victory of his career.

Sagan came over the line over two minutes down, just missing out on a top-10 finish. There was no fairy tale for Cancellara, who had crashed earlier and he finished over seven minutes down. To add insult to injury, he hit the deck again in the velodrome while riding around with a Swiss flag.

How it unfolded

After the rollout from sunny Compiegne at 10:50 a.m. countless accelerations came after the official start was given just outside the city centre. Jacopo Guarnieri (Katusha) was the only non-starter.

A first breakaway group of six riders was caught back before Noyon, after 20 kilometres of racing but the speed remained high. Stijn Devolder (Trek-Segafredo) sparked a large and strong breakaway move of 25 riders when exiting Noyon. The group also featured late call up Phil Gaimon (Cannondale) and Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) and a tailwind meant a high-speed start to the race. However, their lead of half a minute was soon neutralized. A few more small breakaway attempts followed but without success. After 67 kilometres of high-speed racing the riders were back together.

Straight away a new group of 16 riders attacked. They reached the first pavé sector (#27) with a lead of a minute, despite the work from Etixx-QuickStep and Bora-Argon.

Team Sky led the peloton over the first pavé sections, keeping the gap under control and more importantly, keeping their riders safe.

After five pavé sectors had distanced some riders, the break held a two-minute lead over the peloton. The riders up front were Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie), Matthew Hayman and Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica-GreenEdge), Tim Declercq (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Frederik Backaert (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Borut Bozic (Cofidis), Marko Kump (Lampre), Salvatore Puccio (Sky), Johan Le Bon (FDJ), Maxime Daniel (AG2R), Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (Dimension Data), Tour of Flanders star Imanol Erviti (Movistar) and Yaroslav Popovych (Trek-Segafredo), who will retired after today’s race.

The leaders extended their lead up to a maximum of 3:45 at sector 20. Just before that sector there was a crash in the peloton. Etixx-QuickStep reacted by charging forward with Guillaume Van Keirsbulck and Tony Martin. The peloton was split up into multiple groups with Cancellara, Sagan and Terpstra featuring in the peloton that trailed the large group that included big names like Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard, Sep Vanmarcke, Zdenek Stybar, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Tom Boonen.

The gap between the two groups quickly grew to a minute when starting sector 19 from Haveluy to Wallers. The breakaway group was 2:40 ahead. Tony Martin did a huge pull on this sector, dropping most of the riders in the group. Only Boonen, Robert Wagner, Stannard, Boasson Hagen and Luke Durbridge followed, sparking a race within the race.

Forest of Arenberg

Boonen led the group over the long cobbled sector of the famous Trouée Arenberg. Cancellara did the same in the peloton with Daniel Oss (BMC), Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Nikki Terpstra (Etixx-QuickStep) and the others on his wheel.

After the Arenberg Forest the break had a lead of 1:15 on the Boonen group. The Vanmarcke and Rowe group was 20 seconds further back. The peloton, with Cancellara and Sagan, was more than a minute behind the Boonen group. An isolated world champion accelerated a couple of times to get the speed up in the peloton but their chances seemed compromised.

Just before starting sector 16 the Boonen group and the chase group with Vanmarcke and Rowe merged to change the race yet again. At that moment the 13 riders in the break had just under a minute on the Boonen group of 19 riders. The peloton was following at nearly two minutes from the leaders. Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) managed to get the gap down to 35 seconds on the Boonen group when exiting sector 14 at 64 kilometres from the finish. At that moment Popovych sat up in the break to work for Cancellara in the peloton.

After coming off the cobbles of sector 13 from Beuvry to Orchies the early break were caught by the Boonen group. The Sagan-Cancellara peloton was 50 seconds down on the large lead group, as Team Sky tried to put set the pace up front.

Cancellara unleashed his devils on Orchies’ sector 12, with
Sagan following swiftly but a little later disaster struck the Sky team on sector 11. One moment they were leading the group with three riders. A few moments later three of their riders were down on the ground. First Moscon and Rowe crashed when coming off the cobbles. Later Puccio missed his corner on the cobbles. Only Stannard remained in front.

Cancellara crashes

A Vanmarcke acceleration brought down the numbers in the front group on the feared cobbles of Mons-en-Pévèle. About 45 seconds further back Cancellara was sitting behind two Giant-Shimano riders when riding through a muddy section on the cobbles. Cancellara’s bike slipped off the crown of the cobbles and the Swiss rider crashed. Sagan somehow managed to get himself and his bike over Cancellara without crashing himself. Terpstra, a Sky rider and several others were less successful and crashed too.

After the chaos the seven remaining leaders had a bonus of one minute on the Sagan group and three minutes on a battered Cancellara. The leaders were Boonen, Erviti, Stannard, Boasson Hagen, Erviti, Vanmarcke, Hayman. On sector 8 Aleksejs Saramotins (IAM) with Rowe, Sieberg and Heinrich Haussler (IAM) managed to bridge back up, creating a lead group of ten riders.

At thirty kilometres from the finish the leaders still had a bonus of a minute on the Sagan chase group.

Results :
1 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 5:51:53
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step
3 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky
4 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data 0:00:03
6 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:01:00
7 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal
8 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling
9 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:07
10 Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie 0:02:20
11 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team
12 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
13 Oliver Naesen (Bel) IAM Cycling
14 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky
15 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
16 Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling
17 Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin
18 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:04:40
19 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:05:48
20 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:06:18
21 Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise
22 Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
23 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
24 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18
25 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
26 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
27 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:06:28
28 Maxime Daniel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:12
29 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
30 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data
31 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise
32 Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
33 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
34 Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
35 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal 0:07:24
36 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx – Quick-Step
37 Borut Bozic (Slo) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
38 Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky 0:07:26
39 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 0:07:35
40 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo
41 Stefan Kueng (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:11:14
42 Bert Van Lerberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise
43 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge
44 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data
45 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
46 Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:12:55
47 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty – Groupe Gobert 0:14:22
48 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 0:14:23
49 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team
50 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Katusha
51 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team
52 Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
53 Jesse Sergent (NZl) AG2R La Mondiale
54 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
55 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Bora-Argon 18
56 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling
57 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
58 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie
59 Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling
60 Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM Cycling
61 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky
62 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
63 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team
64 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept
65 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal
66 Sebastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
67 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha
68 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step
69 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team
70 Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale Pro Cycling
71 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
72 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
73 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Team
74 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Team
75 Francis Mourey (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept
76 Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx – Quick-Step
77 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge 0:14:48
78 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
79 Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
80 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM 0:16:52
81 Christophe Laborie (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
82 Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18
83 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ
84 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling
85 Marko Kump (Slo) Lampre – Merida 0:16:57
86 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek-Segafredo
87 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:18:30
88 Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18
89 Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team
90 Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
91 Robin Stenuit (Bel) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
92 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale
93 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
94 Frederik Frison (Bel) Lotto Soudal
95 Steven Tronet (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept
96 Floris Gerts (Ned) BMC Racing Team
97 Maxime Farazijn (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise
98 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
99 Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo – Vital Concept
100 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
101 Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha
102 Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo
103 Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale Pro Cycling
104 Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise
105 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data
106 Luka Pibernik (Slo) Lampre – Merida
107 Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie
108 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling
109 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
110 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx – Quick-Step
111 Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale
112 Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ
113 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team
114 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal
115 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step
116 Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:18:42
117 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data 0:24:45
118 Twan Castelijns (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
119 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-GreenEdge
DNF Yannick Martinez (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNF Martin Laas (Est) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNF Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNF Fredrik Strand Galta (Nor) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNF Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNF Mikel Aristi (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNF Phillip Gaimon (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling
DNF Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team
DNF Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team
DNF Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
DNF Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team
DNF Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team
DNF Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team
DNF Jorge Arcas Pena (Spa) Movistar Team
DNF Federico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre – Merida
DNF Xu Gang (Tpe) Lampre – Merida
DNF Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre – Merida
DNF Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Lampre – Merida
DNF Mario Costa (Por) Lampre – Merida
DNF Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre – Merida
DNF Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data
DNF Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data
DNF Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise
DNF Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise
DNF Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise
DNF Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Direct Energie
DNF Julien Morice (Fra) Direct Energie
DNF Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie
DNF Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie
DNF Boris Vallee (Bel) Fortuneo – Vital Concept
DNF Daniel Mclay (GBr) Fortuneo – Vital Concept
DNF Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Fortuneo – Vital Concept
DNF Franck Bonnamour (Fra) Fortuneo – Vital Concept
DNF Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ
DNF Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ
DNF Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ
DNF Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ
DNF Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ
DNF Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ
DNF Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale
DNF Sebastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNF Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
DNF Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
DNF Tom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty – Groupe Gobert
DNF Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNF Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNF Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNF Michal Kolár (Cze) Tinkoff Team
DNF Michael Gogl (Aut) Tinkoff Team
DNF Oscar Gatto (Ita) Tinkoff Team
DNF Adam Blythe (GBr) Tinkoff Team
DNF Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
DNF Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha
DNF Nils Politt (Ger) Team Katusha
DNF Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha
DNF Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal
DNF Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
DNF Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky
DNF Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky
DNF Andrew Fenn (GBr) Team Sky
DNF Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge
DNF Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
DNF Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge
DNF Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling
DNF Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Astana Pro Team
DNF Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
DNF Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
DNF Maxat Ayazbayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
DNF Lars Boom (Ned) Astana Pro Team
DNF Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team
DNF Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team
DNF Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx – Quick-Step
DNF Nikolas Maes (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step
DNF Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin
DNF Soren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Giant-Alpecin
OTL Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie
OTL Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling
OTL Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18
OTL Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
DNS Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha


Published on April 10, 2016 by Tiz Category Tag