Ian Stannard: 'A wet and messy Paris-Roubaix suits me'

Some riders may be fearful of bad weather during Sunday's Paris-Roubaix, but Briton Ian Stannard isn't one of them

Ian Stannard in the 2016 Tour of Flanders

(Image credit: Watson)

Sky's Ian Stannard says that he prefers a wet and messy Paris-Roubaix for Sunday (April 10). Local weather forecasts show rain likely the day before on Saturday, and on race day.

Stannard is leading team Sky alongside Luke Rowe, with Geraint Thomas back to stage races and Michal Kwiatkowski aiming at the Amstel Gold Race next Sunday.

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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.