Mathieu Van der Poel claims historic solo victory in action-packed Paris-Roubaix

The World Champion won the esteemed cobbled Monument for the second year in a row, with teammate Jasper Philipsen finishing second

World Champion Mathieu Van der Poel won Paris-Roubaix for the second year in a row as he rode to solo victory in this year’s eventful edition.

The Alpecin-Deceuninck rider launched his fatal attack on Orchies, the three-star cobbled sector 60 kilometres from the finish, making it the longest solo victory in 30 years.

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