'The best choice would be to come to the velodrome one hour earlier than last year, that was exactly what happened'

'The best choice would be to come to the velodrome one hour earlier than last year, that was exactly

Daniel Ostanek 15 Apr 2019 Evaldas Siskevicius had his 'perfect day' at Paris-Roubaix, especially compared to last year The Roubaix velodrome is among the most hallowed places in professional cycling, a place where legends are made and dreams are realised. With the smooth surface providing a sharp contrast to the preceding fifty-plus kilometres of brutal cobblestones, it’s something of a sick irony too. Reaching the velodrome at the end of Paris-Roubaix is, in itself, a badge of honour. Each year riders trickle in long after the stands have emptied. It’s perhaps the only race, Grand Tour mountain stages aside, that sees riders soldier on to the end, come what may. Missing the time limit isn’t a deterrent either, with 10 men doing so this year. Last April, Evaldas Siskevicius made a few headlines with his persistence, riding on to finish the race on his own an hour after Peter Sagan ...

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