Andrea Tafi aiming to race Paris-Roubaix at 52 years old

The Italian wants to ride the French Monument 20 years after winning it in 1999

Andrea Tafi at the 1999 Paris-Roubaix (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Andrea Tafi wants to return to race Paris-Roubaix at 52 years old, 20 years after winning the race in 1999. He is contacting teams to make it happen in 2019.

Tafi won the French cobbled Monument in 1999 as Italian champion, then 32 years old, with Team Mapei. The Tuscan retired in 2005, but remains in form.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.