Greipel: There's no time to catch your breath at Paris-Roubaix

André Greipel (Arkéa Samsic)

André Greipel will start his eighth Paris-Roubaix in Compiègne, France, on Sunday, hoping that he can improve upon his best finish of seventh place at the race two years ago . Then, Greipel was one of the leaders at Belgian WorldTour team Lotto Soudal, but a move to Arkea-Samsic for 2019 will see him as the sole leader of the French Pro Continental team for this year's Roubaix. The 11-time Tour de France stage winner is best known for his sprinting prowess, but the 36-year-old German has performed consistently well at the cobbled Classics, and has scored regular top-20 finishes at the Tour of Flanders on top of his Roubaix top 10 in 2017. "Paris-Roubaix requires a lot of concentration, a bit of luck and solid legs to be present in the finale," Greipel said on his team's website. "There are the cobblestones, obviously, but you also have to fight ...

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