From finishing outside the time limit to winning Paris-Roubaix, Dylan van Baarle 'buzzing' after victory

Dutch rouleur claims first Paris-Roubaix for Ineos Grenadiers after 12 years of trying

Dylan van Baarle
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Six months is a long time in bike racing. Last October, Van Baarle rode around the Roubaix velodrome as it was emptying out, coming in 29:44 behind that day's winner Sonny Colbrelli. 

On Sunday, the Dutchman stood atop the podium after triumphing in a brutal edition of Paris-Roubaix. After he crossed the finish line, he embraced the Ineos Grenadiers' boss, Dave Brailsford, as the British team finally won The Hell of the North on their 13th attempt, lucky for some after all.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.