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Dutchman Niki Terpstra wins 2014 Paris-Roubaix with late solo attack

Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider Niki Terpstra broke free of the lead pack with six kilometers left, and survived to the finish

| Sport News | Posted: Apr 14, 2014 12:44 am

A late solo attack from Niki Terpstra gave Team Omega Pharma-Quick Step another Paris-Roubaix victory, with the Dutch rider breaking free of the lead pack on the last sector of cobblestones six kilometers before the finish.

 

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Terpstra explains when he was given the order to attack: "As soon as I heard that, I didn't wait 20 seconds. I just went full gas, like I like to do. It was not clear how much of a margin I had. I knew I was in the front, and when I looked behind, I saw I had a good gap. I didn't look backagain, because you know they're coming. I wasn't sure I was going to win until reaching the velodrome."

 

The 2013 Paris-Roubaix winner, Fabian Cancellara, had to settle for third place in the finale of the cycling spring classics season.

NEWS SOURCESVelonews.competitor.com, Elnortedecastilla.es

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