Keukeleire and Benoot lead Lotto Soudal charge at Paris-Roubaix

Jens Keukeleire (Lotto Soudal)

Jens Keukeleire and Tiesj Benoot will head up Lotto Soudal 's hopes at Sunday's Paris-Roubaix , with both riders claiming good form and clear ideas about what it takes to win the one-day cobbled Classic. Keukeleire is the more experienced of the two riders, boasting nine previous starts at Roubaix, and a best-placed finish of sixth in 2015, while it will be only Benoot's third 'Hell of the North', with the 25-year-old having ridden the race back in 2015 and 2016, without having finished inside the top 100. However, Benoot took an impressive ninth place at last weekend's Tour of Flanders, and has had a highly successful cobbled Classics campaign so far, taking fifth place at the Dwars door Vlaanderen, 13th at Gent-Wevelgem and 16th at the E3 BinckBank Classic, as well as fifth place as the defending champion at Strade Bianche in early March. "My shape certainly won’t be ...

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