Boasson Hagen looking to break Monument duck at Paris-Roubaix

With his strongest start to the season since his much-hyped move to Team Sky back in 2010, there has been a nagging sense that this time, it might all be different for Edvald Boasson Hagen. It still might be, as the 28-year-old takes aim at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday in search of that elusive major Classics title that his talents are universally considered to justify.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.