Mathieu van der Poel wins men's Paris-Roubaix in Alpecin-Deceuninck 1-2

Mathieu van der Poel has now won three different Monuments

Mathieu van der poel winning Paris-Roubaix
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Mathieu van der Poel won his first-ever Paris-Roubaix after attacking 15km from the finish and riding solo to a memorable victory.

The Dutchman moved clear from his fellow attacker Wout van Aert as soon as they exited the Carrefour de l’Arbre, the latter suffering a puncture just as the duo seemed to have finally ridden clear of the other five riders in the leading group.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.