The 2016 edition of Paris-Roubaix was easily one of the best there’s been for years, and will be talked about for many years to come.
In the end it was won by 15-times finisher, 37-year-old Mathew Hayman, a result that no one saw coming but few will begrudge.
Cancellara’s chances were ended by a crash that disrupted the chase of a threatening lead group, and despite some incredible bike handling this fall saw off Sagan’s chances, too.
That crash can be seen above in the on-bike footage shot from a following bicycle. The crash clearly knocked the wind out of Cancellara, but he was able to get back on his bike and finish his final ride at the Hell of the North.
Things went awry for the Swiss again later when he slipped off during his lap of honour in the Roubaix Velodrome and landed in a puddle.