Chabbey sprints to Paris-Roubaix fourth despite twisted handlebars

ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 16 LR Elise Chabbey of Switzerland and CanyonSRAM Racing Team and Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo compete passing through a cobblestones sector during the 2nd ParisRoubaix 2022 Womens Elite a 1247km one day race from Denain to Roubaix ParisRoubaixFemmes ParisRoubaix on April 16 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Elise Chabbey (Canyon-Sram) during Paris-Roubaix Femmes (Image credit: Tim de WaeleGetty Images)

With a fourth place at the Paris-Roubaix Femmes on Saturday, Elise Chabbey continued an impressive run of form this spring, to deliver the best Classics campaign of her career.

The 28-year-old was among the Canyon-SRAM leaders for the race, and at the end of a gruelling 125km just missed out on a podium spot in the sprint for second and third at the Roubaix velodrome.

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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