Watch: On bike footage of Fabian Cancellara’s Paris-Roubaix crash

The crash ended Fabian Cancellara's hopes of a record equalling fourth Paris-Roubaix victory
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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.

The final start for three-time winner Fabian Cancellara, possibly the final start for four-time winner Tom Boonen, Peter Sagan in top form: it was set-up to be a great race and didn’t disappoint.

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.

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