Andre Greipel pays back sprint train at Paris-Roubaix

Andre Greipel celebrates, Tour de France 2012, stage four

Prolific pure sprinter Andre Greipel cut a lonely figure without the company of his usual marquee rivals at Paris-Roubaix yesterday.

With the exception of maybe Garmin-Sharp's Tyler Farrar, rouleurs and fast-men suited to harder terrain headlined or made-up most teams.

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