‘Clearly something needed to be done’: Soudal Quick-Step back introduction of Arenberg chicane at Paris-Roubaix

Former Tour of Flanders winner Kasper Asgreen praises the initiative behind the decision to adjust the key part of the course

Asgreen (left) in a crash at Paris-Roubaix
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The decision to adjust the entrance into the Arenberg at Paris-Roubaix, has been praised by Soudal Quick-Step's Kasper Asgreen, who said the speed into the five star sector has become ‘faster and faster’ in recent years. 

Speaking to the media at the team's pre-Roubaix press conference on Thursday, Asgreen said that he felt the peloton would have no issue in navigating the chicane after some questioned the decision. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.