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2021 Paris - Roubaix (World Tour)

118th edition: Sunday, October 3, 2021

Paris-Roubaix podium history, race database | 2019 edition (race not run in 2020) | Course map & profile | List of cobbled sectors | Race photos | Start list | P-R history video | Organizer's race announcement | Paris-Roubaix Femmes

Paris-Roubaix cobbles

Compiègne - Roubaix: 257.7 km

Weather at the finish city of Roubaix at 2:30 PM, local time: 12C (54F), cloudy, with the wind from the west-southwest at 14 km/hr (8 mph). The forecast is for a 40% chance of rain during the rest of the afternoon. It has been raining, so the cobbled sectors will stay wet and muddy all day.

Sonny Colbrelli

Sonny Colbrelli wins the 118th edition of Paris-Roubaix. Bettini photo

The race: 174 riders were given their official start at 11:14 AM.

Here's the race organizer's telling of this muddy edition of Paris-Roubaix:

Riding his first Paris-Roubaix at the age of 31, European champion Sonny Colbrelli of Bahrain Victorious rode to glory on the André-Pétrieux velodrome as he outsprinted his two breakaway companions, Florian Vermeersch and Mathieu van der Poel, two other debutants in the Hell of the North. The race was marked by wet and muddy conditions and the solo breakaway of another Italian, Gianni Moscon, who looked like having his grip on the race but was victim of a puncture and a crash in the money time.

31 riders at the front
174 riders took the start of the 118th Paris-Roubaix at 11.14. Riding his last race ever, Australia’s Mitch Docker (EF Education-Nippo) was involved in the first crash in the first kilometre along with Jonas Van Genechten (B&B-KTM). Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo), Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) and Max Kanter (DSM) managed to form a leading trio after 10km of racing but Trentin sat up while the peloton was very active.

It was all together again at km 29. A group of 31 riders was formed at km 47: Florian Vermeersch, Harry Sweeny, Tosh Van der Sande (Lotto-Soudal), Daniel Oss (Bora-Hansgrohe), Davide Ballerini, Tim De Clercq (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Edoardo Affini, Timo Roosen, Nathan Van Hooydonck (Jumbo-Visma), Tom van Asbroek (Israel-Start Up-Nation), Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix), Tom Skujins (Trek-Segafredo), Marco Haller, Fred Wright (Bahrain Victorious), Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R-Citroën), Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ), Stefan Bisseger (EF Education-Nippo), André Carvalho (Cofidis), Vegard Stake Laengen (UAE Team Emirates), Owain Doull, Gianni Moscon, Luke Rowe (Ineos Grenadiers), Florian Maître (Totalenergies), Luke Durbridge, Robert Stannard (BikeExchange), Edvaldas Siskevicius (Delko), Nils Eekhoff (DSM), Max Walscheid (Qhubeka-NextHash), Imanol Erviti, Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) and Luca Mozzato (B&B Hotels-KTM). Successively, Doull and Küng were swallowed by the pack after a flat tyre and a crash respectively.

Peter Sagan

Here's Peter Sagan about halfway into the race after falling hard. This is a true L'Enfer du Nord (Hell of the North) day of racing. Photo: ASO/Pauline Ballet

Vermeersch and Eekhoff at the front in Arenberg
After Haller sustained a flat tyre, 28 leaders entered the first cobbled sector with an advantage of 1’50’’ over the peloton. At the exit of the sector 27, Walscheid, Rowe, Vermeersch and Eekhoff took the lead with 143km to go. After Rowe got dropped and Walscheid crashed on the sector 24, Vermeersch and Eekhoff formed a leading duo with 127km to go. The Belgian and the Dutchman entered the Trouée d’Arenberg with an advantage of 40’’ over their former breakaway companions 1’40’’ over the favourites’ group. At the exit, van der Poel was accompanied by Guillaume Boivin, Sonny Colbrelli and Jorgenson while van Aert was timed 20’’ behind them. The Belgian national champion came across before the Pont Gibus. 83km before the end, Vermeersch and Eekhoff were reeled in by the 11 first chasers.

Moscon goes solo with 52km to go
Vermeersch, Sweeny, Van der Sande, Roosen, Van Hooydonck, Van Asbroek, Philipsen, Van Avermaet, Bisseger, Moscon, Siskevicius, Eekhoff, and Walscheid formed a front group that split with 75km to go. Van der Poel attacked on the cobbled sector 15 with 70km yet to be covered. Vermeersch, Van Asbroek and Moscon rode away 63km before the end. Moscon went solo on the sector 12 with 52km to go. He had 1’ lead over van der Poel, Boivin and Colbrelli at the 50km to go mark. Moscon was flying on the 5-stars iconic sector of Mons-en-Pévèle despite the mud remaining after the weather conditions became sunny. He had 1’20’’ lead over van der Poel, Vermeersch, Boivin, Van Asbroek and Colbrelli when he sustained a flat tyre with 29km to go. The Italian crashed on the cobbled sector 7. His advantage got reduced to 9’’ but went up again.

Paris-Roubaix

At the Carrefour de l'Arbre sector: There are three racers under that mud, Mathieu van der Poel, Florian Vermeersch & Sonny Colbrelli. They are in the lead at this point and held that lead until the end where Colbrelli won the race.

Moscon got reeled in on the Carrefour de l’Arbre by a trio of neophytes: van der Poel, Colbrelli and Vermeersch who kept going without him. Moscon got caught by the van Aert group within 5km to go while the leading trio was out of reach. Van der Poel entered the velodrome in first position. Vermeersch launched the sprint after the first passage on the line. Colbrelli sprinted in the middle of the road to beat his two companions by a very little margin.

Les Woodland's book Paris-Roubaix: The Inside Story. All the bumps of cyclings cobbled classic is available as an audiobook here.

Complete results:

Race photos

174 starters, 94 classified finishers
List of 80 riders who abandoned or finished outside time limit

257.7 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.719 km/hr

1 SONNY COLBRELLI BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS 6hr 1min 57sec
2 FLORIAN VERMEERSCH LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
3 MATHIEU VAN DER POEL ALPECIN-FENIX s.t.
4 GIANNI MOSCON INEOS GRENADIERS @ 44sec
5 YVES LAMPAERT DECEUNINCK-QUICK STEP 1' 16''
6 CHRISTOPHE LAPORTE COFIDIS s.t.
7 WOUT VAN AERT JUMBO-VISMA s.t.
8 TOM VAN ASBROECK ISRAEL START-UP NATION s.t.
9 GUILLAUME BOIVIN ISRAEL START-UP NATION s.t.
10 HEINRICH HAUSSLER BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS s.t.
11 JONAS RUTSCH EF EDUCATION-NIPPO s.t.
12 MAXIMILIAN  WALSCHEID QHUBEKA-NEXTHASH 3' 17''
13 ANTHONY TURGIS TOTALENERGIES s.t.
14 ALEXANDER KRISTOFF UAE TEAM EMIRATES 4' 40''
16 SEBASTIAN LANGEVELD EF EDUCATION-NIPPO 4' 45''
17 MARCO HALLER BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS 6' 21''
18 AMAURY CAPIOT ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
19 BAPTISTE PLANCKAERT INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT s.t.
20 LUCA MOZZATO B&B HOTELS s.t.
21 LAURENZ REX BINGOAL-WB s.t.
22 NATHAN VAN HOOYDONCK JUMBO-VISMA s.t.
23 SEP VANMARCKE ISRAEL START-UP NATION s.t.
24 SØREN KRAGH ANDERSEN TEAM DSM 6' 26''
25 JASPER STUYVEN TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
26 ZDENĚK ŠTYBAR DECEUNINCK-QUICK STEP s.t.
27 IVAN GARCIA CORTINA MOVISTAR 7' 14''
28 CONNOR SWIFT ARKEA-SAMSIC 7' 22''
29 PHILIPPE GILBERT LOTTO SOUDAL 7' 26''
31 DRIES VAN GESTEL TOTALENERGIES 8' 37''
32 GREG VAN AVERMAET AG2R-CITROEN 9' 23''
33 EVALDAS SISKEVICIUS DELKO s.t.
34 ARNAUD DEMARE GROUPAMA-FDJ s.t.
35 CLÉMENT DAVY GROUPAMA-FDJ s.t.
36 LUDOVIC ROBEET BINGOAL-WB s.t.
37 TOSH VAN DER SANDE LOTTO SOUDAL 9' 26''
38 BERT DE BACKER B&B HOTELS 9' 29''
39 HARRISON SWEENY LOTTO SOUDAL 10' 03''
41 BRAM WELTEN ARKEA-SAMSIC 10' 52''
42 TOMS SKUJINS TREK-SEGAFREDO 11' 06''
43 JONAS RICKAERT ALPECIN-FENIX 11' 11''
44 NILS EEKHOFF TEAM DSM 12' 24''
45 JENTHE BIERMANS ISRAEL START-UP NATION s.t.
46 TIM MERLIER ALPECIN-FENIX s.t.
47 SILVAN DILLIER ALPECIN-FENIX s.t.
48 CEES BOL TEAM DSM s.t.
49 FRED WRIGHT BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS s.t.
50 OLIVER NAESEN AG2R-CITROEN s.t.
51 JOHN DEGENKOLB LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
52 LUKE DURBRIDGE TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
53 SIMON CLARKE QHUBEKA-NEXTHASH s.t.
54 BERT VAN LERBERGHE DECEUNINCK-QUICK STEP s.t.
55 PETER SAGAN BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
57 CYRIL LEMOINE B&B HOTELS 12' 28''
59 JULIUS VAN DEN BERG EF EDUCATION-NIPPO 12' 37''
60 STEFAN BISSEGGER EF EDUCATION-NIPPO s.t.
61 TIMO ROOSEN JUMBO-VISMA 13' 19''
62 ARJEN LIVYNS BINGOAL-WB 16' 21''
63 MATTEO JORGENSON MOVISTAR 16' 25''
64 JACK BAUER TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE 17' 59''
65 LUKE ROWE INEOS GRENADIERS 20' 28''
66 KASPER ASGREEN DECEUNINCK-QUICK STEP s.t.
67 TIM DECLERCQ DECEUNINCK-QUICK STEP s.t.
68 MICHAL KWIATKOWSKI INEOS GRENADIERS s.t.
69 FLORIAN SENECHAL DECEUNINCK-QUICK STEP s.t.
70 TOM BOHLI COFIDIS s.t.
71 CLÉMENT RUSSO ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
73 LAWRENCE NAESEN AG2R-CITROEN s.t.
75 MAXIMILIAN SCHACHMANN BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
76 MIKKEL BJERG UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
77 WESLEY KREDER INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT s.t.
78 TOM SCULLY EF EDUCATION-NIPPO s.t.
79 DYLAN GROENEWEGEN JUMBO-VISMA s.t.
80 EDOARDO AFFINI JUMBO-VISMA 22' 50''
81 ROBERT STANNARD TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE 22' 53''
82 SZYMON SAJNOK COFIDIS 23' 04''
83 MIKE TEUNISSEN JUMBO-VISMA 24' 33''
84 MATHIAS JØRGENSEN MOVISTAR 26' 09''
85 PIET ALLEGAERT COFIDIS 26' 14''
86 REINARDT VAN RENSBURG QHUBEKA-NEXTHASH 26' 18''
87 JORDI MEEUS BORA-HANSGROHE 27' 22''
88 RUDY BARBIER ISRAEL START-UP NATION 28' 36''
89 CHRISTOPHE NOPPE ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
90 TIMOTHY DUPONT BINGOAL-WB s.t.
91 EDDY FINE COFIDIS s.t.
92 FREDERIK FRISON LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
93 LUIS GUILLERMO MAS MOVISTAR s.t.
94 EMILS LIEPINS TREK-SEGAFREDO 28' 46''

Starters abandoning the race or finishing outside the time limit:

4 GRIGNARD SÉBASTIEN LOTTO SOUDAL OUTSIDE TIME LIMIT
12 POLITT NILS BORA-HANSGROHE ABANDON
13 BODNAR MACIEJ BORA-HANSGROHE OUTSIDE TIME LIMIT
15 OSS DANIEL BORA-HANSGROHE ABANDON
23 BALLERINI DAVIDE DECEUNINCK-QUICK STEP ABANDON
33 EENKHOORN PASCAL JUMBO-VISMA ABANDON
45 HOFSTETTER HUGO ISRAEL START-UP NATION ABANDON
46 SCHMIDT MADS WÜRTZ ISRAEL START-UP NATION ABANDON
53 LEYSEN SENNE ALPECIN-FENIX ABANDON
55 PHILIPSEN JASPER ALPECIN-FENIX ABANDON
62 KIRSCH ALEX TREK-SEGAFREDO ABANDON
64 PEDERSEN MADS TREK-SEGAFREDO ABANDON
65 SIMMONS QUINN TREK-SEGAFREDO ABANDON
67 THEUNS EDWARD TREK-SEGAFREDO ABANDON
74 MILAN JONATHAN BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS ABANDON
75 MOHORIC MATEJ BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS ABANDON
76 SIEBERG MARCEL BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS ABANDON
86 SCHÄR MICHAEL AG2R-CITROEN ABANDON
87 TOUZE DAMIEN AG2R-CITROEN ABANDON
88 VAN HOECKE GIJS AG2R-CITROEN ABANDON
93 KÜNG STEFAN GROUPAMA-FDJ ABANDON
94 LE GAC OLIVIER GROUPAMA-FDJ ABANDON
95 LIENHARD FABIAN GROUPAMA-FDJ ABANDON
96 SINKELDAM RAMON GROUPAMA-FDJ OUTSIDE TIME LIMIT
97 STEWART JAKE GROUPAMA-FDJ ABANDON
101 HUNDAHL MICHAEL VALGREN EF EDUCATION-NIPPO ABANDON
103 DOCKER MITCHELL EF EDUCATION-NIPPO ABANDON
114 DRUCKER JEAN-PIERRE COFIDIS ABANDON
116 RODRIGUES DE CARVALHO COFIDIS ABANDON
123 BYSTRØM SVEN ERIK UAE TEAM EMIRATES ABANDON
124 GAVIRIA FERNANDO UAE TEAM EMIRATES ABANDON
125 LAENGEN VEGARD STAKE UAE TEAM EMIRATES ABANDON
126 OLIVEIRA RUI UAE TEAM EMIRATES ABANDON
127 TRENTIN MATTEO UAE TEAM EMIRATES ABANDON
131 VAN BAARLE DYLAN INEOS GRENADIERS OUTSIDE TIME LIMIT
132 BASSO LEONARDO INEOS GRENADIERS ABANDON
134 GOLAS MICHAL INEOS GRENADIERS ABANDON
142 TERPSTRA NIKI TOTALENERGIES OUTSIDE TIME LIMIT
144 MAITRE FLORIAN TOTALENERGIES OUTSIDE TIME LIMIT
146 SOUPE GEOFFREY TOTALENERGIES ABANDON
153 BEWLEY SAMUEL TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE ABANDON
154 JUUL JENSEN CHRISTOPHER TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE ABANDON
155 PEÁK BARNABÁS TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE ABANDON
162 BARBIER PIERRE DELKO ABANDON
163 CARISEY CLÉMENT DELKO ABANDON
164 DELETTRE ALEXANDRE DELKO ABANDON
165 JENSEN AUGUST DELKO ABANDON
166 RAJOVIC DUSAN DELKO ABANDON
167 TRARIEUX JULIEN DELKO ABANDON
172 ARNDT NIKIAS TEAM DSM ABANDON
175 KANTER MAX TEAM DSM ABANDON
176 PEDERSEN CASPER TEAM DSM ABANDON
177 SÜTTERLIN JASHA TEAM DSM ABANDON
182 DE GENDT AIME INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT ABANDON
183 DEVRIENDT TOM INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT ABANDON
186 VAN MELSEN KEVIN INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT ABANDON
187 VANSPEYBROUCK PIETER INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT ABANDON
191 CAMPENAERTS VICTOR QHUBEKA-NEXTHASH ABANDON
192 CLAEYS DIMITRI QHUBEKA-NEXTHASH ABANDON
194 GOGL MICHAEL QHUBEKA-NEXTHASH ABANDON
196 NIZZOLO GIACOMO QHUBEKA-NEXTHASH ABANDON
202 CULLAIGH GABRIEL MOVISTAR ABANDON
203 ERVITI IMANOL MOVISTAR ABANDON
204 HOLLMANN JURI MOVISTAR ABANDON
213 DECLERCQ BENJAMIN ARKEA-SAMSIC ABANDON
214 MCLAY DANIEL ARKEA-SAMSIC ABANDON
221 HOULE HUGO ASTANA-PREMIER TECH ABANDON
222 BRUSSENSKIY GLEB ASTANA-PREMIER TECH ABANDON
223 FEDOROV YEVGENIY ASTANA-PREMIER TECH ABANDON
224 GIDICH YEVGENIY ASTANA-PREMIER TECH ABANDON
225 GRUZDEV DMITRIY ASTANA-PREMIER TECH ABANDON
226 MARTINELLI DAVIDE ASTANA-PREMIER TECH OUTSIDE TIME LIMIT
227 PERRY BENJAMIN ASTANA-PREMIER TECH OUTSIDE TIME LIMIT
232 DEBUSSCHERE JENS B&B HOTELS ABANDON
233 JAUREGUI QUENTIN B&B HOTELS ABANDON
234 LECROQ JÉRÉMY B&B HOTELS ABANDON
237 VAN GENECHTEN JONAS B&B HOTELS ABANDON
242 CASTRIQUE JONAS BINGOAL-WB ABANDON
245 PAQUOT TOM BINGOAL-WB OUTSIDE TIME LIMIT
247 WIRTGEN TOM BINGOAL-WB OUTSIDE TIME LIMIT

Course map and profile:

2021 PAris-Roubaix map

2021 Paris-Roubaix map

Paris Roubaix profile

2021 Paris-Roubaix profile, noting the 30 cobbled sectors

The 30 cobbled sectors totaling 55 kms of 2021 Paris Roubaix:

Based on the latest inspection of the course, carried out on 28 September by Paris-Roubaix race director Thierry Gouvenou and race director of Paris-Roubaix Femmes, Franck Perque, the organisers have assigned a difficulty rating to each of the cobbled sectors of the race, assessed according to their length, the irregularity of the cobbles, the general condition of the section and its location. The sectors rated five stars (the hardest) remain the Trouée d'Arenberg, Mons-en-Pévèle and the Carrefour de l'Arbre.

30 Troisvilles to Inchy (km 96,3 – 2,2 km) ***
29 Viesly to Quiévy (km 102,8 – 1,8 km) ***
28 Quiévy to Saint-Python (km 105,4 – 3,7 km) ****
27 Saint-Python (km 110,1 - 1,5 km) **
26 Haussy to Saint-Martin-sur-Écaillon (km 116,6 - 0,8 km) **
25 Saint-Martin-sur-Ecaillon to Vertain (km 120,9 - 2,3 km) ***
24 Capelle to Ruesnes (km 127,3 - 1,7 km) ***
23 Artres to Quérénaing (km 136,3 - 1,3 km) **
22 Quérénaing to Maing (km 138,1 - 2,5 km) ***
21 Maing to Monchaux-sur-Ecaillon (km 141,2 - 1,6 km) ***
20 Haveluy to Wallers (km 154,2 - 2,5 km) ****
19 Trouée d'Arenberg (km 162,4 - 2,3 km) *****
18 Wallers to Hélesmes (km 168,4 - 1,6 km) ***
17 Hornaing to Wandignies (km 175,2 - 3,7 km) ****
16 Warlaing to Brillon (km 182,7 - 2,4 km) ***
15 Tilloy to Sars-et-Rosières (km 186,2 - 2,4 km) ****
14 Beuvry-la-Forêt to Orchies (km 192,5 - 1,4 km) ***
13 Orchies (km 197,5 - 1,7 km) ***
12 Auchy-lez-Orchies to Bersée (km 203,6 - 2,7 km) ****
11 Mons-en-Pévèle (km 209,1 - 3 km) *****
10 Mérignies to Avelin (km 215,1 - 0,7 km) **
9 Pont-Thibault to Ennevelin (km 218,5 - 1,4 km) ***
8 Templeuve - L'Epinette (km 223,9 - 0,2 km) *
8 Templeuve - Moulin-de-Vertain (km 224,4 - 0,5 km) **
7 Cysoing to Bourghelles (km 230,8 - 1,3 km) ***
6 Bourghelles to Wannehain (km 233,3 - 1,1 km) ***
5 Camphin-en-Pévèle (km 237,8 - 1,8 km) ****
4 Carrefour de l'Arbre (km 240,5 - 2,1 km) *****
3 Gruson (km 242,8 - 1,1 km) **
2 Willems to Hem (km 249,5 - 1,4 km) ***
1 Roubaix - Espace Charles Crupelandt (km 256,3 - 0,3 km) *

2021 Paris-Roubaix photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Jordi Meeus

Jordi Meeus was 87th.

Dylan Groenewegen

Dylan Groenewegen riding to 79th.

Kasper Asgreen

Kasper Asgreen was 66th.

Peter Sagan

Despite crashing, Peter Sagan finished 55th.

Guillaume Boivin

Guillaume Boivin was 9th.

Wout Van Aert

Wout van Aert was in the hunt, he finished 7th.

Wout van Aert

Another shot of van Aert without his jacket.

Sep Vanmarcke

Underneath that mud is Sep Vanmarcke racing to 23rd place.

Philippe Gilbert

Winner of the last editon of the race in 2019, Philippe Gilbert was 29th today.

Sonny Colbrelli

Sonny Colbrelli wins in Roubaix

Podium

The podium (cleaned up after the race), from left: Florian Vermeersch (2nd), Sonny Colbrelli (1st) & Mathieu van der Poel (3rd)


Start list with backnumbers, October 2, 2021:

LOTTO SOUDAL
1 PHILIPPE GILBERT
2 FLORIAN VERMEERSCH
3 FREDERIK FRISON
4 SÉBASTIEN GRIGNARD
5 HARRISON SWEENY
6 TOSH VAN DER SANDE
7 JOHN DEGENKOLB
BORA - HANSGROHE
11 PETER SAGAN
12 NILS POLITT
13 MACIEJ BODNAR
14 JORDI MEEUS
15 DANIEL OSS
16 JURAJ SAGAN
17 MAXIMILIAN SCHACHMANN
DECEUNINCK - QUICK STEP
21 YVES LAMPAERT
22 KASPER ASGREEN
23 DAVIDE BALLERINI
24 TIM DECLERCQ
25 FLORIAN SENECHAL
26 ZDENĚK ŠTYBAR
27 BERT VAN LERBERGHE
JUMBO - VISMA
31 WOUT VAN AERT
32 EDOARDO AFFINI
33 PASCAL EENKHOORN
34 DYLAN GROENEWEGEN
35 TIMO ROOSEN
36 MIKE TEUNISSEN
37 NATHAN VAN HOOYDONCK
ISRAEL START-UP NATION
41 SEP VANMARCKE
42 RUDY BARBIER
43 JENTHE BIERMANS
44 GUILLAUME BOIVIN
45 HUGO HOFSTETTER
46 MADS WÜRTZ SCHMIDT
47 TOM VAN ASBROECK
ALPECIN - FENIX
51 MATHIEU VAN DER POEL
52 SILVAN DILLIER
53 SENNE LEYSEN
54 TIM MERLIER
55 JASPER PHILIPSEN
56 JONAS RICKAERT
57 GIANNI VERMEERSCH
TREK - SEGAFREDO
61 JASPER STUYVEN
62 ALEX KIRSCH
63 EMILS LIEPINS
64 MADS PEDERSEN
65 QUINN SIMMONS
66 TOMS SKUJINS
67 EDWARD THEUNS
BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS
71 SONNY COLBRELLI
72 MARCO HALLER
73 HEINRICH HAUSSLER
74 JONATHAN MILAN
75 MATEJ MOHORIC
76 MARCEL SIEBERG
77 FRED WRIGHT
AG2R CITROEN TEAM
81 GREG VAN AVERMAET
82 STAN DEWULF
83 LAWRENCE NAESEN
85 OLIVER NAESEN
86 MICHAEL SCHÄR
87 DAMIEN TOUZE
88 GIJS VAN HOECKE
GROUPAMA - FDJ
91 ARNAUD DEMARE
92 CLÉMENT DAVY
93 STEFAN KÜNG
94 OLIVIER LE GAC
95 FABIAN LIENHARD
96 RAMON SINKELDAM
97 JAKE STEWART
EF EDUCATION - NIPPO
101 MICHAEL VALGREN HUNDAHL
102 STEFAN BISSEGGER
103 MITCHELL DOCKER
104 SEBASTIAN LANGEVELD
105 JONAS RUTSCH
106 TOM SCULLY
107 JULIUS VAN DEN BERG
COFIDIS
111 CHRISTOPHE LAPORTE
112 PIET ALLEGAERT
113 TOM BOHLI
114 JEAN-PIERRE DRUCKER
115 EDDY FINE
116 ANDRÉ RODRIGUES DE CARVALHO
117 SZYMON SAJNOK
UAE TEAM EMIRATES
121 ALEXANDER KRISTOFF
122 MIKKEL BJERG
123 SVEN ERIK BYSTRØM
124 FERNANDO GAVIRIA
125 VEGARD STAKE LAENGEN
126 RUI OLIVEIRA
127 MATTEO TRENTIN
INEOS GRENADIERS
131 DYLAN VAN BAARLE
132 LEONARDO BASSO
133 OWAIN DOULL
134 MICHAL GOLAS
135 MICHAL KWIATKOWSKI
136 GIANNI MOSCON
137 LUKE ROWE
TOTALENERGIES
141 ANTHONY TURGIS
142 NIKI TERPSTRA
143 EDVALD BOASSON HAGEN
144 FLORIAN MAITRE
145 ADRIEN PETIT
146 GEOFFREY SOUPE
147 DRIES VAN GESTEL
TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE
151 LUKE DURBRIDGE
152 JACK BAUER
153 SAMUEL BEWLEY
154 CHRISTOPHER JUUL JENSEN
155 BARNABÁS PEÁK
156 ROBERT STANNARD
DELKO
161 EVALDAS SISKEVICIUS
162 PIERRE BARBIER
163 CLÉMENT CARISEY
164 ALEXANDRE DELETTRE
165 AUGUST JENSEN
166 DUSAN RAJOVIC
167 JULIEN TRARIEUX
TEAM DSM
171 SØREN KRAGH ANDERSEN
172 NIKIAS ARNDT
173 CEES BOL
174 NILS EEKHOFF
175 MAX KANTER
176 CASPER PEDERSEN
177 JASHA SÜTTERLIN
INTERMARCHE - WANTY - GOBERT MATERIAUX
181 TACO VAN DER HOORN
182 AIME DE GENDT
183 TOM DEVRIENDT
184 WESLEY KREDER
185 BAPTISTE PLANCKAERT
186 KEVIN VAN MELSEN
187 PIETER VANSPEYBROUCK
TEAM QHUBEKA NEXTHASH
191 VICTOR CAMPENAERTS
192 DIMITRI CLAEYS
193 SIMON CLARKE
194 MICHAEL GOGL
195 REINARDT JANSE VAN RENSBURG
196 GIACOMO NIZZOLO
197 MAXIMILIAN RICHARD WALSCHEID
MOVISTAR TEAM
201 IVAN GARCIA CORTINA
202 GABRIEL CULLAIGH
203 IMANOL ERVITI
204 JURI HOLLMANN
205 MATHIAS JØRGENSEN
206 MATTEO JORGENSON
207 LUIS GUILLERMO MAS
TEAM ARKEA - SAMSIC
211 CONNOR SWIFT
212 AMAURY CAPIOT
213 BENJAMIN DECLERCQ
214 DANIEL MCLAY
215 CHRISTOPHE NOPPE
216 CLÉMENT RUSSO
217 BRAM WELTEN
ASTANA - PREMIER TECH
221 HUGO HOULE
222 GLEB BRUSSENSKIY
223 YEVGENIY FEDOROV
224 YEVGENIY GIDICH
225 DMITRIY GRUZDEV
226 DAVIDE MARTINELLI
227 BENJAMIN PERRY
B&B HOTELS P/B KTM
231 BERT DE BACKER
232 JENS DEBUSSCHERE
233 QUENTIN JAUREGUI
234 JÉRÉMY LECROQ
235 CYRIL LEMOINE
236 LUCA MOZZATO
237 JONAS VAN GENECHTEN
BINGOAL PAUWELS SAUCES WB
241 LAURENZ REX
242 JONAS CASTRIQUE
243 TIMOTHY DUPONT
244 ARJEN LIVYNS
245 TOM PAQUOT
246 LUDOVIC ROBEET
247 TOM WIRTGEN

Paris-Roubaix Femmes

Saturday, October 2: Denain - Roubaix, 115.6 km

Course map & profile

Elizabeth Deignan

Elizabeth Deignan finishes almost a minute and a half ahead of her nearest chaser.

Weather at the finish city of Roubaix at 2:00 PM, local time: 14C (58F), mostly cloudy, with the wnd from the south at 19 km/hr (12 mph). There is a 30% chance of rain.

The race: Here's the race organizer's summary.

Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) delivered a supreme performance on a historic day, soloing to a maiden triumph in the André Pétrieux velodrome in the first edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes. The British star went for the very early move and covered the 29.2km of cobbles of the day on her own, alone at the front! Already a winner of Monuments like Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Ronde van Vlaanderen, world champion in 2015, also a winner of major one-day-races like La Course by Le Tour, the Trofeo Alfredo Binda and Strade Bianche Donne, Deignan survived all the traps of a muddy Hell of the North to take victory ahead of the Dutch icon Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) and her Italian teammate Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo).

A star-studded field with 129 participants take to the course in the early afternoon, with the recent world champions Elisa Balsamo (Valcar-Travel & Service) and many other contenders for the first ever edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes. It’s not raining at the moment, but a strong wind blows from the South. It will push the riders on the first three sectors before the race turns west around km 50.

Reusser and Niewiadoma go down, Deignan goes early
After a few breakaway attempts on the local circuit in Denain, the early attackers are caught ahead of the first cobbles of the day. An early crash leads to the withdrawal of Marlen Reusser (Ale’ BTC Ljubljana) and Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//Sram Racing), two of the heroes of the recent world championships in Flanders.

As the field reaches the first cobbles, from Hornaing to Wandignies (km 33.9), Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) goes for the very early move, and nobody follows her. The Brit star, a world champion in 2015 and a winner of most of the greatest races in the women’s calendar, said she came to the Hell of the North “as a fan”, and she makes the most of this maiden participation at the front of the race, opening a gap of 2 minutes on the first sectors of the day.

The race explodes in Mons-en-Pévèle
Movistar, SD Worx and Jumbo-Visma are among the teams most involved in the chase. Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) attacks on the cobbles leading to Bersée (55km to go), and the bunch explodes in Mons-en-Pévèle, the first 5-star sector of the day.

With the wet and muddy conditions, Elisa Balsamo is among the riders who go down. 13 riders remain in contention behind Deignan, with Lisa Brennauer (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team) and Emma Norsgaard (Movistar) taking long turns at the front.

Deignan resists Vos
The gap is down to 2’15’’ when Deignan hits one of the most demanding sequences of the day: Camphin-en-Pévèle (4 stars) and then Carrefour de l'Arbre (5 stars). The British champ survives a near-miss on the cobbles. Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo), Christine Majerus (SD Worx), Aude Biannic (Movistar) and Sarah Roy (Team BikeExchange) are not so lucky, going down as they try to follow an acceleration by Marianne Vos.

Podium

The podium, from left: Marianne Vos (2nd), Elizabeth Deignan (1st) & Elisa Longo Borghini (3rd). ASO photo

The Dutch icon had a gap of 1’55’’ to bridge in 17km. As she exited the Carrefour de l’Arbre, with 15km to go, she had already cut Deignan’’s lead to 1’15’’. But the Brit had enough energy left in the tank to ride to Roubaix on her own and triumph with a gap of 1’17’’ on Vos. Elisa Longo Borghini put another Trek-Segafredo rider on the podium (1’47’’) as she narrowly fended off Lisa Brennauer (+1’51’’).

Les Woodland's book Paris-Roubaix: The Inside Story. All the bumps of cyclings cobbled classic is available as an audiobook here.

Complete results:

115.6 kilometers raced at an average speed of 39.383 km/hr

1 ELIZABETH DEIGNAN TREK-SEGAFREDO 2hr 56min 7sec
2 MARIANNE VOS JUMBO-VISMA WOMEN @ 1min 17sec
3 ELISA LONGO BORGHINI TREK-SEGAFREDO 1' 47''
4 LISA BRENNAUER CERATIZIT-WNT 1' 51''
5 MARTA BASTIANELLI ALE' BTC LJUBLJANA 2' 10''
6 EMMA CECILIE JØRGENSEN MOVISTAR s.t.
7 FRANZISKA KOCH TEAM DSM s.t.
8 AUDREY CORDON RAGOT TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
9 MARTA CAVALLI FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE s.t.
10 CHANTAL VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK TEAM SD WORX s.t.
11 CHRISTINE MAJERUS TEAM SD WORX 3' 03''
12 LEAH THOMAS MOVISTAR s.t.
13 MARIA APOLONIA VAN 'T GELOOF DROPS-LE COL s.t.
14 AMY PIETERS TEAM SD WORX 4' 26''
15 LOTTE KOPECKY LIV RACING 4' 33''
16 CECILIE LUDWIG FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE s.t.
17 TEUNTJE BEEKHUIS JUMBO-VISMA WOMEN 4' 36''
18 ROMY KASPER JUMBO-VISMA WOMEN 4' 41''
19 MARIA MARTINS DROPS-LE COL 5' 55''
20 LUCIE JOUNIER ARKEA PRO CYCLING s.t.
21 AUDE BIANNIC MOVISTAR 6' 04''
22 MARIA GIULIA CONFALONIERI CERATIZIT-WNT 6' 20''
23 SARAH ROY TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
24 ALISON JACKSON LIV RACING s.t.
25 ELENA CECCHINI TEAM SD WORX 6' 24''
26 ALICE BARNES CANYON // SRAM RACING s.t.
27 EUGÉNIE DUVAL FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE 6' 28''
28 ANNA HENDERSON JUMBO-VISMA WOMEN 6' 37''
29 TIFFANY CROMWELL CANYON // SRAM RACING 7' 59''
30 CHIARA CONSONNI VALCAR-TRAVEL & SERVICE 8' 27''
31 MAUD RIJNBEEK NXTG RACING s.t.
32 ELLEN VAN DIJK TREK-SEGAFREDO 8' 32''
33 FLOORTJE MACKAIJ TEAM DSM 8' 35''
34 RIEJANNE MARKUS JUMBO-VISMA WOMEN 8' 57''
35 AMBER VAN DER HULST PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG 9' 04''
36 MARTA LACH CERATIZIT-WNT s.t.
37 SHARI BOSSUYT NXTG RACING 9' 08''
38 MARIE LE NET FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE 9' 25''
39 FEMKE MARKUS PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG 9' 43''
40 DANIQUE BRAAM LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES 9' 53''
41 JADE WIEL FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE 9' 55''
42 JESSE VANDENBULCKE LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES s.t.
43 EUGENIA BUJAK ALE' BTC LJUBLJANA s.t.
44 NINA KESSLER TEAM TIBCO-SILICON VALLEY BANK s.t.
45 SILKE SMULDERS LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES 9' 59''
46 SHEYLA GUTIERREZ MOVISTAR 11' 32''
47 SARA PENTON DROPS-LE COL 11' 38''
48 NICOLE STEIGENGA DOLTCINI-VAN EYCK SPORT 11' 39''
49 BARBARA GUARISCHI MOVISTAR 11' 41''
50 ELISE CHABBEY CANYON // SRAM RACING s.t.
51 MARGAUX VIGIE VALCAR-TRAVEL & SERVICE s.t.
52 LAURETTA HANSON TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
53 LONNEKE UNEKEN TEAM SD WORX 12' 00''
54 MYLENE DE ZOETE NXTG RACING s.t.
55 GLADYS VERHULST ARKEA PRO CYCLING s.t.
56 VALERIE DEMEY LIV RACING s.t.
57 ELISA BALSAMO VALCAR-TRAVEL & SERVICE s.t.
58 PFEIFFER GEORGI TEAM DSM s.t.
59 HANNAH BARNES CANYON // SRAM RACING 13' 30''
60 MAËLLE GROSSETETE FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE 13' 35''
61 ABBY-MAE PARKINSON LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES 13' 49''

2021 Paris-Roubaix Femmes map & profile:

PAris-Roubaix Femmes-map

Paris-Roubaix Femmes map

PAris-Roubaix Femmes profile

Paris-Roubaix Femmes profile


Cycle historian Les Woodland tells about Paris-Roubaix:


The race organizer posted this news about the long-postponed running of Paris-Roubaix:

Between the victory of Philippe Gilbert in Roubaix in the spring of 2019 and the following edition, for which the pretenders to the crown will take starter’s orders on 3rd October in Compiègne, no less than 903 days will have passed… Due to the necessary postponements obliged by the health crisis, “la Pascale” has never worn one of its nicknames so badly, but fate has placed an unprecedented campaign through Flanders in the heart of autumn, with the race for the World Champion’s rainbow jersey taking place one week before not far away.

For its return to the cycling calendar, Paris-Roubaix has undergone some slight adjustments. It is never trivial to take an interest in changes that affect the first part of the route, bearing in mind that on the last 16 editions, the race has been won three times by a member of the morning’s breakaway (Magnus Backstedt in 2004, Stuart O’Grady in 2007 and Mathew Hayman in 2016).

It is precisely the arrangement of these first cobbled sections that has been modified. The riders will be given the shakes for the first time, as usual, after one hundred kilometres from the start in Compiègne, but unlike in 2019, the Troisvilles section will be ridden in its 2.2-km entirety. Well-known by regulars, the Vertain section (#25) will be tackled in the opposite direction as it usually is and will spice up the race, because this time the riders will have to climb up it. The bumpy ride through Cambrésis and the area south of Valenciennes will also reintroduce the riders to the section at the Hameau du Buat (#24), discovered in 2005, which has not featured on the route since 2016.

After leaving this cobbled section that winds over more than a kilometre, there will be a thirty-kilometre gap to prepare for the challenge of the Trouée d’Arenberg (km 162,4), which often witnesses key developments in the race, just as on the other significant sections at Mons-en-Pévèle (after 209.1 km) and the Carrefour de l’Arbre (after 240.5 km).