Disappointment for Thomas and Sky at Paris-Roubaix

Geraint Thomas (Sky)

Geraint Thomas (Sky) (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)

While the winner soaks up the accolades on the podium in the centre of the track, the beaten men of Paris-Roubaix travel along a Via Dolorosa by the name of Avenue Alexandre Fleming, the side street that leads from the velodrome to the sanctuary of the team buses.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.