Le emozioni della mitica Parigi-Roubaix 2014 nelle immagini del fotografo professionista Stefano Sirotti per il magazine Road Cycling UK. La 112a edizione della grande classica del nord è stata vinta dall’olandese Niki Terpstra, protagonista di un attacco solitario iniziato a oltre 6 km dall’arrivo.

Guess who’s back

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Team Sky 2014, Wiggins Bradley, Carrefour de l'Arbre

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Team Sky 2014, Wiggins Bradley, Carrefour de l’Arbre

Bradley Wiggins delivered a performance at Roubaix that was arguably his best since winning the 2012 Tour de France. Ph: ©Sirotti

Daring, opportunistic, audacious – call it what you will, the fact of the matter is that Niki Terpstra’s late solo bid for glory at Paris-Roubaix was a race-winning move. Breaking clear of an elite leading group, the Dutchman’s attack saw him ride solo into the Roubaix velodrome to the biggest victory of his career. An incident-packed race had lived up to its billing as a Classic in all senses of the word – crashes, attacks aplenty and a strong ride from Sir Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) to boot. The day belonged to Omega Pharma-Quickstep’s Terpstra however, and photographer Stefano Sirotti was on hand to capture the action.

Not like the valleys

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Team Sky 2014, Geraint Thomas, Warlaing a Brillon

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Team Sky 2014, Geraint Thomas, Warlaing a Brillon

 Geraint Thomas, like team-mate Wiggins, enjoyed a top-ten finish for Team Sky. Ph: ©Sirotti

Hot pursuit

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Trek Factory 2014, Cancellara Fabian, Arenberg

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Trek Factory 2014, Cancellara Fabian, Arenberg

John Degenkolb and Fabian Cancellara tackle the brutal pavé of the Arenberg Forest with a four-man breakaway still up the road. Ph: ©Sirotti

Mechanical misfortune

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Katusha 2014, Kristoff Alexander, Arenberg

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Katusha 2014, Kristoff Alexander, Arenberg

Alexander Kristoff suffers an ill-timed puncture in the Arenberg Forest. Ph: ©Sirotti

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Bmc 2014, Van Avermaet Greg, Burghardt Marcus, Bourghelles a Wannehain

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Bmc 2014, Van Avermaet Greg, Burghardt Marcus, Bourghelles a Wannehain

Marcus Burghardt and Gregvan Avermaet come to grief on the fearsome pave. Ph: ©Sirotti

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Astana 2014, Pont Gibus

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Astana 2014, Pont Gibus

Crashes were, as ever, a regular feature of the race. Ph: ©Sirotti

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Europcar 2014, Pont Gibus

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Europcar 2014, Pont Gibus

…with several team suffering sit downs. Ph: ©Sirotti

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Belkin 2014, Vanmarcke Sep, Pont Thibaut a Ennevelin

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Belkin 2014, Vanmarcke Sep, Pont Thibaut a Ennevelin

The leading contenders all made breaks for freedom, with Sep Vanmarcke launching an assault on the twisting cobbled road from Pont to Thibau. Ph: ©Sirotti

…counter-attack

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Cannondale 2014, Sagan Peter, Carrefour de l'Arbre

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Cannondale 2014, Sagan Peter, Carrefour de l’Arbre

Peter Sagan also made numerous solo bids for glory. Ph: ©Sirotti

At ease

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Omega Pharma - Quick Step 2014, Terpstra Niki, Carrefour de l'Arbre

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Omega Pharma – Quick Step 2014, Terpstra Niki, Carrefour de l’Arbre

While Niki Terpstra saved his single effort for the final six kilometres. Ph: ©Sirotti

Celebrate good times

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Omega Pharma - Quick Step 2014, Terpstra Niki, Roubaix

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Omega Pharma – Quick Step 2014, Terpstra Niki, Roubaix

Niki Terpstra roars in delight as he crosses the Roubaix finish line solo. Ph: ©Sirotti

Plaudits

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Giant - Shimano 2014, Degenkolb John, Roubaix

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Giant – Shimano 2014, Degenkolb John, Roubaix

John Degenkolb celebrates second-place, to accompany his Gent-Wevelgem win. Ph: ©Sirotti

One for the collection

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Omega Pharma - Quick Step 2014, Terpstra Niki, Roubaix

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Omega Pharma – Quick Step 2014, Terpstra Niki, Roubaix

Terpstra examines the latest addition to his mantlepiece: the famed cobble trophy of Roubaix. Ph: ©Sirotti

Not this time

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Trek Factory 2014, Cancellara Fabian, Roubaix

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Trek Factory 2014, Cancellara Fabian, Roubaix

Fabian Cancellara finishes on the podium once again, but a record-breaking third Ronde-Roubaix double was just beyond him. Ph:©Sirotti

Podium

2014, Paris - Roubaix, Giant - Shimano 2014, Omega Pharma - Quick Step 2014, Trek Factory 2014, Degenkolb John, Terpstra Niki, Cancellara Fabian, Roubaix

2014, Paris – Roubaix, Giant – Shimano 2014, Omega Pharma – Quick Step 2014, Trek Factory 2014, Degenkolb John, Terpstra Niki, Cancellara Fabian, Roubaix

Degenkolb, Terpstra and Cancellara celebrate on the podium. Ph: ©Sirotti

Final Results

Dutch rider Niki Terpstra attacked just over 6 km from home to stun a host of favorites and win Paris-Roubaix at the end of 257km of racing on Sunday. The race had seemed set for a sprint finish among 11 riders but Terpstra took advantage of the marking of favorites Tom Boonen, Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagan to go solo and win in the Roubaix velodrome after six hours nine minutes and one second. German sprinter John Degenkolb won the sprint for second 20 seconds later with Cancellara third. Having finished fifth two years ago and third last year, 29-year-old Terpstra, who rides for Omega Pharma, finally delivered on his immense potential on the biggest Spring Classics stage of all. In so doing, he became the first Dutch winner of the ‘Hell of the North’ since Servais Knaven in 2001.Sagan was sixth while Wiggins trailed home in ninth and Boonen tenth.

1. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 6hr 09min 01sec
2. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) at 20sec
3. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/TRE) same time
4. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) s.t.
5. Zdenek Stybar (CZE/OPQ) s.t.
6. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) s.t.
7. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) s.t.
8. Sebastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) s.t.
9. Bradley Wiggins (GBR/SKY) s.t.
10. Tom Boonen (BEL/OPQ) s.t.
11. Bert De Backer (BEL/GIA) 26
12. Arnaud Demare (FRA/FDJ) 47
13. Bernhard Eisel (GER/SKY) s.t.
14. Sebastien Turgot (FRA/ALM) s.t.
15. Bjorn Leukemans (BEL/WGG) s.t.

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Le emozioni della mitica Parigi-Roubaix 2014 nelle immagini del fotografo professionista Stefano Sirotti per il magazine Road Cycling UK. La 112a edizione della grande classica del nord è stata vinta dall'olandese Niki Terpstra, protagonista di un attacco solitario iniziato a oltre 6 km dall'arrivo. Guess who's back Bradley Wiggins delivered a...