Trentin cut adrift at Paris-Roubaix after promising start

Mitchelton-Scott's Matteo Trentin at the 2019 Paris-Roubaix

A rider's Paris-Roubaix can change in the blink of an eye. Just ask Matteo Trentin ( Mitchelton Scott ), who saw his race go from good to bad, to worse. The Italian was well-placed during the opening phases of the race and managed to infiltrate a group of nine that formed ahead of the first cobbled sector at Troisvilles. The group would soon swell to over 20 riders, but the European road race champion would find himself eliminated from the move three sectors later after a rear-wheel puncture. The change from neutral service was tediously slow, and Trentin would be forced to change the same wheel at the end of the sector. "It was just one puncture, but it wasn't a good change, so I preferred to go back onto our wheels at the end of the sector. That meant I was gone from that break," he told Cyclingnews after ...

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