Trentin hoping to step up at Paris-Roubaix

Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott)

Matteo Trentin will lead his Mitchelton-Scott team at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, hoping that he can perform better than his 21st place at last weekend's Tour of Flanders . This time, the Italian can count on the vast experience of the now-retired 2016 Roubaix champion Mat Hayman in a directeur sportif role for the team, while in-race support will come from Jack Bauer and Michael Hepburn . "Roubaix is the last of the cobbled Classics ahead of a transition to the Ardennes Classics, and a successful race would be one that was better than Flanders," Trentin said, having been unable to follow the main favourites on the climb of the Kruisberg with around 25km left to go. "At Flanders, I didn't have a good day, but I hope it was only that day, so let's see if this Sunday will be a little bit better for me," he said. "The transition ...

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