Van Dijk - I'm more excited for Hour Record than Paris-Roubaix

Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo)
Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Getty Images)

If there is one rider in the women's peloton best suited to Paris-Roubaix, it's Ellen van Dijk. The Trek-Segafredo rider has the flat-line power to motor across the cobbles and, as the time trial World Champion, the fortitude to sustain an attack. 

Yet after being heavily touted as the favourite for last year's race and then crashing out with a serious concussion, the Dutch rider admits she's anxious about Saturday's race and is looking forward more to her next major goal, attempting to set the UCI Hour Record.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.