Watch: Highlights from a fast-paced edition of Paris-Roubaix (video)

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The 2017 edition of Paris-Roubaix lived up to the expectation of it being one of the most thrilling races of the season.

The dry and warm weather conditions led to an extremely fast-paced edition of the ‘Hell of the North’, which meant that anyone trying to escape the peloton had their work cut out for them.

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Due to the high speed, much of the action was shaped by riders dropping off the pace rather than attacks. It was a case of survival of the fittest in the sun-drenched countryside and cobblestones of northern France.

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And it came as little surprise to see that Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) took the victory. The Belgian Olympic road race champion has been the stand-out rider of the entire Classics season, chalking up a series of wins that an entire team would be proud of – let alone just one rider.

Quick-Step Floors’ Zdenek Stybar came in for second, with Cannondale-Drapac’s Sebastian Langeveld in third.

The race will also be long remembered as the last for Belgian Classics King Tom Boonen before he retires. The Quick-Step Floors leader found himself on the wrong side of a split in the lead group, and could not make up the lost ground to take a historic fifth win.