Paris-Roubaix & Itzulia Basque Country | The Cycling Race News Show

Published on April 9th 2018


This week on the Cycling Race News Show we're discussing the final race of the cobbled classics season, the queen of the classics, Paris Roubaix. We've also got action from probably the hardest 1 week stage race on the calendar, Itzulia Basque Country. Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! It took around sixty kilometres for the early break to form at Paris Roubaix on Sunday. Six men went up the road and reached a maximum gap of around nine minutes to the main peloton. One of the six was a certain Marc Soler - we’d speculated that he probably wouldn’t have wanted to race over the cobbles but it turns out that he did, it was his choice, and he certainly made the most of it, too, only being caught by the favourites with seventy kilometres to go. Peter Sagan seemed to catch everyone unawares, and with a good deal of hesitation from the rest of the group behind, he soon took a lot of time. It wasn’t long before he caught the remnants of the early breakaway. At Scheldeprijs it was yet another win for Quickstep - neo pro Fabio Jakobsen taking his second win in the space of three weeks, ahead of Pascal Ackermann and Chris Lawless - average age of the podium? Australia broke the team pursuit world record, the first team ever to go sub three minutes fifty, with a time of three minutes forty nine point eight zero four. It’s the first time that the World Record has been broken outside of the Olympics since 2003, and the Australian’s were clearly prepped specifically for it, they skipped this year’s world cups and world champs, and it clearly worked. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GCN... GCN Show Ep. 273 📹 Music: Jack Elphick - Head Nod Supreme 2 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto /