As teams for the 107th edition of Paris-Roubaix are being finalised, a rider who has been within shouting distance of the victory in nearly all of the Spring Classics, Heinrich Haussler, will have another shot at a major trophy on Sunday in the Roubaix velodrome.
The Cervélo TestTeam rider placed second in Milano-Sanremo and the Ronde van Vlaanderen, and his start was uncertain after his crash in Gent-Wevelgem, but he was cleared on Thursday to start the "Hell of the North".
Also riding strongly has been Thor Hushovd, who took third in Sanremo, Andreas Klier, who was the team's top finisher in Gent-Wevelgem [fifth] and Jeremy Hunt.
The AG2R La Mondiale, Caisse d'Epargne, Astana and Rabobank teams have also finalized their rosters.
Cervélo TestTeam for Paris-Roubaix: Roger Hammond, Heinrich Haussler, Jeremy Hunt, Thor Hushovd, Andreas Klier, Brett Lancaster, Gabriel Rasch and Hayden Roulston.
AG2R: Aurélien Clerc, Renaud Dion, Martin Elmiger, Sébastien Hinault, Lloyd Mondory, Cédric Pineau, Stéphane Poulhies and Gatis Smukulis.
Caisse d'Epargne: Rui Costa, Arnaud Coyot, Mathieu Drujon, Imanol Erviti, Ángel Madrazo, Marlon Pérez, Nicolas Portal, José Joaquín Rojas.
Rabobank: Sebastian Langeveld, Juan Antonio Flecha, Pedro Horrillo, Mathew Hayman, Joost Posthuma, Tom Leezer, Rick Flens and Maarten Tjallingii
Astana: Valeriy Dmitriyev, Berik Kupeshov, Steve Morabito, Yaroslav Popovych, Bolat Raimbekov, Gregory Rast and Michael Schär