'It’s no shame to lose to Gilbert': Nils Politt already planning Paris-Roubaix return after podium finish

Hard work paid off for the 25-year-old who was a stand-out rider in this year's race

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin) is already planning his return to Paris-Roubaix after his outstanding podium ride.

Politt placed second to Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) on Sunday (April 14) after the two escaped in the closing 15 kilometres to the famous velodrome.

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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.