Ian Stannard equals best ever British finish at Paris-Roubaix

Ian Stannard takes a third place in Roubaix to join Barry Hoban and Roger Hammond as the best British finishers in the cobbled classic

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Ian Stannard became only the third British rider to take a podium at Paris-Roubaix when he finished third in the Roubaix velodrome on Sunday behind Mat Hayman and Tom Boonen.

Stannard forced the final selection of five riders, which also included Sep Vanmarcke and Edvald Boasson Hagen, on the Camphin-en-Pévèle sector of cobbles with 20km to go in the chaotic and crash-ridden race.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.