On to the Velodrome PR18-9
Down to just two riders, it was the more experienced Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) that got to the back as Silvan Dillier (Ag2r La Mondiale) let them onto the Velodrome. With less than a kilometer to go Dillier has now been off the front of the peloton for over 200 kilometers. Regardless of the finale, it would be a long shot if he were to out sprint Sagan, he has ridden a brilliant Paris Roubaix. The roar of the crowd as one of cycling's favorites road into the arena was near deafening. It is now clear that the chasers just didn't have the legs to bring back the World Champion.