Mohoric: I was lucky in the chaos at Paris-Roubaix

Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Victorious) finished fifth at Paris-Roubaix
Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Victorious) finished fifth at Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)

Matej Mohorič looked like he would add Paris-Roubaix to a Milan San-Remo victory for a period during Sunday's race, spending 80 kilometres in a lead group and in a lengthy solo break. But the Bahrain Victorious rider was dealt poor fortune by a flat tyre with 38km to go.

He would attack 10km later before sector 7 at Cysoing to return to a lead group, this time a quartet that included Tom Devriendt (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux), who was in the original group, Yves Lampaert (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) and eventual winner Dylan van Baarle (Ineos Grenadiers). Later when Van Baarle pushed on alone at Camphin-en-Pévèle, Mohorič would be left to chase, and crossed the line at the finish in fifth place, 1:47 back.

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Peter Stuart

Peter Stuart has been the editor of Cyclingnews since March 2022, overseeing editorial output across all of Cyclingnews' digital touchpoints.

Before joining Cyclingnews, Peter was the digital editor of Rouleur magazine. Starting life as a freelance feature writer, with bylines in The Times and The Telegraph, he first entered cycling journalism in 2012, joining Cyclist magazine as staff writer. Peter has a background as an international rower, representing Great Britain at Under-23 level and at the Junior Rowing World Championships.