Tao Geoghegan Hart third in Junior Paris-Roubaix

Tao Geoghegan Hart on the podium, Junior Paris-Roubaix 2013

Great Britain placed a rider on the podium of the Junior Paris-Roubaix for the second year in a row thanks to Tao Geoghegan Hart, who finished third behind winner Mads Petersen (Denmark) and Nathan Van Hooydonck (Belgium) after a three man sprint to the line in the Roubaix velodrome.

The trio broke free from the peloton on the Carrefour de l'Arbre sector of cobbles during the 119km race, which traces a route through the final 16 cobbled sectors of the senior parcours. Geoghegan Hart was unable to drop his breakaway companions on the run in to the line, but was ultimately happy with third.

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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.