Roger Hammond has done it again. Just like in Ghent-Wevelgem on Wednesday (pictured), at Paris-Roubaix the Briton has made it in the early break.
With 140 kilometres to go Hammond?s group had a lead of around 4-30 and it was rising slowly but steadily. Despite suffering a mechanical problem shortly beforehand, Hammond managed to get back on – perhaps a sign that he has not lost the form which took him to second in Ghent-Wevelgem.
The break is far bigger than the three-man move Hammond took part in at Ghent-Wevelgem – totalling approximately 33 riders. The good news is all the big teams have riders in the move, which took after 31 kilometres and is now well into the paved sections.
Hammond best result in the Queen of the Classics was when he finished third in Paris-Roubaix in 2004. Cycling Weekly will be bringing you more live reports from the race later on today [Sunday].