Niki Terpstra wins thrilling edition of Paris-Roubaix

Late solo move by Niki Terpstra nets him the biggest win of his career; Wiggins and Thomas finish in chase group

Niki Terpstra wins Paris-Roubaix in 2014

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) played out perfect tactics to take a career-defining solo win in the 2014 edition of Paris-Roubaix on Sunday.

John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) sprinted to the line in the Roubaix velodrome to take second place, with Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) in third. British hopes Geraint Thomas and Bradley Wiggins (both Team Sky) finished in seventh and ninth positions respectively.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.