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Video: Knaven talks up Sky's chances in Paris-Roubaix

Team Sky training on the Paris-Roubaix cobbles.

Team Sky training on the Paris-Roubaix cobbles. (Image credit: Sirotti)

After taking a podium place at its first attempt in 2010, Team Sky comes to Paris-Roubaix full of confidence ahead of tomorrow’s race and in Juan Antonio Flecha, who was third last year and Geraint Thomas the team possesses two of the contenders.

Flecha was third last year behind Fabian Cancellara and Thor Hushovd while Thomas has had a number of impressive displays through this spring and as a former winner of the race at junior level will revel in his first opportunity to co-lead a team at such an important race.

At the team presentation in Compiegne former winner and team directeur sportif Servais Knaven happily talked up the team’s chances but pointed to the usual suspects of Tom Boonen, Thor Hushovd and Fabian Cancellara as the main threats to Sky’s chances.

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Daniel Benson
Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.