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Paris Roubaix 2022 - 119th Edition - Compiegne - Roubaix 257.2 km - 17/04/2022 - Start - photo Luca Bettini/SprintCyclingAgency©2022
The peloton at the start of the 2022 Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Luca Bettini/SprintCyclingAgency©2022)

The end of the 2022 cobbled Classics season is nigh, with Paris-Roubaix bringing the intense period of racing in Belgium and France to a close later this afternoon.

A peloton of 175 men have taken to the start of the 257km race in Compiègne, though only a small group of them will be in contention to sprint for victory in Roubaix's Velodrome André Pétrieux after six hours of racing. 

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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