A tale of two races for Ineos Grenadiers neo-pros at Paris-Roubaix

Team INEOS Grenadiers Britains Ben Turner R leads the pack during the 119th edition of the ParisRoubaix oneday classic cycling race between Compiegne and Roubaix northern France on April 17 2022 Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI AFP Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTIAFP via Getty Images
Ben Turner leading the way off the Trouée d'Arenberg on Sunday (Image credit: FRANCOIS LO PRESTIAFP via Getty Images)

Ineos Grenadiers' first-ever Paris-Roubaix win on Sunday came via the blend of youth and experience that has seen them achieve success after success at the spring Classics in recent weeks, with eight-time Roubaix veteran Dylan van Baarle taking the win as neo-pro Ben Turner finished 11th after assisting his teammate at the sharp end of the race.

It was a tale of two races for the team's two young race debutants, Turner racing among the elite contenders well into the final run of cobbled sectors, while Brabantse Pijl winner Magnus Sheffield suffered several instances of bad luck before finishing just 1:35 outside the time cut.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix