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Gallery: Paris-Roubaix team presentation

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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) returns to the race after a long break

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) returns to the race after a long break
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Alex Dowsett (Movistar) has a look to see what's inside his goody bag

Alex Dowsett (Movistar) has a look to see what's inside his goody bag
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Sam Bennett (NetApp-Endura) will be riding his first Roubaix

Sam Bennett (NetApp-Endura) will be riding his first Roubaix
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Greg van Avermaet (BMC)

Greg van Avermaet (BMC)
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Taylor Phinney (BMC) is all smiles at the team presentation

Taylor Phinney (BMC) is all smiles at the team presentation
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Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)
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Johan Vansummeren (Garmin) returns to racing after his horrible accident

Johan Vansummeren (Garmin) returns to racing after his horrible accident
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Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)

Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)
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Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp)

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp)
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Mathew Hayman (Orica-GreenEDGE)

Mathew Hayman (Orica-GreenEDGE)
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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) signs autographs for the fans

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) signs autographs for the fans
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Juan Antonio Flecha interviews Filippo Pozzato for Eurosport

Juan Antonio Flecha interviews Filippo Pozzato for Eurosport
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Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida)

Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida)
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Nicola

Nicola
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Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory) talks to French television

Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory) talks to French television
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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)
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Large crowds descended on the northern French town of Compiègne, for the team presentation of the 112th edition of Paris-Roubaix. The expectant fans were greeted with warm sunshine and hardly a cloud in the sky as they awaited their classics heroes. There was a party atmosphere in the main square with plenty of entertainment on show.

Race favourites Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) and Sep Vanmarcke (Belkin) received the biggest cheers of the day, as they stepped out onto the large stage. French hopefuls Damien Gaudin and Sébastien Turgot (both AG2R-La Mondiale) also proved a favourite with the amassed fans.

The good weather is expected to continue for the weekend, making for a dry and dusty race. You can follow the whole race live tomorrow on Cyclingnews.

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