'I think given my preparation this is a good result, but I want more' — Grace Brown on 12th place at first Paris-Roubaix

Australian satisfied with her effort after digging deep

Grace Brown
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"Ask me again at the end of the race" Grace Brown says when asked at the start in Denain on Saturday if she will have a chance to enjoy her first Paris-Roubaix.

125km later in a baking hot Roubaix Velodrome, the FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope rider tells Cycling Weekly: "I love this race."

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Adam Becket
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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.