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Sebastian Langeveld sprints to third at Paris-Roubaix
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Sebastian Langeveld sprints to third at Paris-Roubaix

Cannodale-Drapac's Dutchman Sebastian Langeveld snagged the final spot of the Paris-Roubaix podium from a five-up sprint last Sunday.

It is the first time the 32-year-old has appeared on the podium at one of cycling’s five Monuments.

Olympic road champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) bested Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step) to win the Queen of the Classics.

 
Greg Van Avermaet wins Paris-Roubaix
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Greg Van Avermaet wins Paris-Roubaix

BMC Racing's in form cycling star fought back after a crash to win his first Monument.

Greg out sprinted companions Zdenek Stybar and Sebastian Langeveld on the hallowed boards of the Roubaix Velodrome after Gianni Moscon and Arnaud Demare caught them just before the line.

It was the fastest Paris Roubaix ever, at an average speed of 45 kph.

 
VIDEO: Watch the last 100km of Paris-Roubaix
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VIDEO: Watch the last 100km of Paris-Roubaix

Missed all the action from the 115th edition of the Hell of the North?

Paris-Roubaix is one of the oldest and one of the most difficult one-day races with riders having to endure a daunting gauntlet of cobbled sectors before the finish in the Roubaix Velodrome. A perfect blend of positioning, power and tactical nous are required if a rider is to lift the famous cobble-stone trophy awarded to the victor, not too mention a large slice of luck.

Given the conditions, mechanical issues are unavoidable in Roubaix, the timing of which can be the difference between winning and losing.

 
VIDEO: Bad Crash at Paris-Roubaix Today
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VIDEO: Bad Crash at Paris-Roubaix Today

After 100km of racing on the 2nd sector of the day, Sector 28, Viesly to Quievy, 1.8 km, 3 riders had a 47s lead, Wallays, Martinez and Delage.

The Peloton came into this sector at full gas, chasing the break.

All the favorites had come to the front, causing severe panic in the Peloton.

It was only a matter of time before this happened.

 
VIDEO: Go Pro Highlights from Paris Roubaix
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VIDEO: Go Pro Highlights from Paris Roubaix

Velon CC have produced a video which includes onboard footage showing the battle as riders fight on the pave of the Hell of the North.

The race which was the fastest edition of the cobbled classic ever at 45 kph.

Trek-Segafredo’s Koen de Kort get a wheel change from one of the Mavic mechanics and footage from one of the race photographers.