Roger Hammond after Roubaix 2007

Roger Hammond finished an impressive seventh in Paris-Roubaix, just 55 seconds behind winneer Stuart O'Grady (CSC). But he admitted to Cycling Weekly that he was ?still paying for Ghent-Wevelgem this Sunday in Paris-Roubaix. I was only at about 80 or 90 percent of my full strength.?

Just like in Wednesday's Ghent-Wevelgem, Hammond was in the early break. He lost contact after the Arenberg Forest when someone attacked but then got back across with final winner O?Grady with 30 kilometres to go.

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