Train company files police complaint after Paris-Roubaix riders jump crossing

When barriers descended on a level crossing with 87km to go in Paris-Roubaix, several riders ignored the warnings and rode across

Cyclists re-start after a closed level-crossing in the 2015 Paris-Roubaix

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

French railway company SNCF has filed a formal complaint to the police after a number of riders ignored level crossing barriers during Paris-Roubaix on Sunday.

The peloton was split in half as the barriers descended 87 kilometres from the end of the Hell of the North, but several chanced their luck by scooting across before the train arrived.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.