The third round of our TWTW gallery includes photos from Paris-Roubaix, the Brabantse Pijl and under-23 Tour of Flanders. We’ve been busy putting pages together for RIDE #64 (due out in late May) but have also posted a number of features online since our previous instalment of The Week That Was. With thanks to our two regular photo contributors Yuzuru Sunada and Graham Watson we look back on the events of the season as it unfolds and offer a reminder of the posts on ridemedia.com.au for the week. The subject of the week was the Paris-Roubaix: a collection of images was posted the day after Niki Terpstra’s impressive win and it included a sequence by Sunada showing the moment Greg van Avermaet’s nightmare truly began.
Until the moment of his crash, the runner-up in the Ronde van Vlaanderen was still in contention for the cobbled trophy in Roubaix. As Allan Peiper explained to RIDE last Friday, GVA was to be the leader of BMC Racing – a squad that boasted the likes of Thor Hushovd and Taylor Phinney.
From an Australian perspective, the best hope in Roubaix was Mathew Hayman – at least that’s what RIDE‘s editor Rob Arnold was telling SBS’s Cycling Central on the Thursday before the race. Ultimately, the Orica-GreenEdge rider finished 41st but it could have been a lot better were it not for two punctures inside the final 10km. Hayman explained his 13th Paris-Roubaix in an interview with RIDE on the Monday after the race.
That is a summary of some features published on ridemedia.com.au this week. Use the search engine to delve into our archives… in the meantime, here is another edition of TWTW – this time for week 14 of 2014.
Happy Easter to all our readers: enjoy any time off you have and be safe out there…