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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.

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.