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Just as expected, the 2022 Paris-Roubaix weekend had it all, from crashes to collapsing wheels, bloodied knees to euphoria. In the latest Aérogramme podcast, OJ Borg, Jeremy Whittle, James Startt and Peter Cossins chat through the highlights, dramas and also the controversies of this year’s ‘Hell of the North,’ as first Elisa Longo Borghini and then Dylan van Baarle took spectacular solo victories.
Borghini made it two in a row for Trek-Segafredo in the women’s race, and then Van Baarle won the fastest-ever edition of the men’s race and Ineos Grenadiers — formerly Team Sky, of course — ended their decade-long wait for a cobblestone trophy. Meanwhile, after his rider Yves Lampaert collided with a roadside fan, Quickstep Alpha Vinyl boss Patrick Lefevere was sounding off once again, which left our team wondering if that’s always such a good thing…
Also on this episode: Photographer James Startt, ever in search of the perfect Paris-Roubaix image for the last three decades, takes us through some of his top images from the weekend, which you can see on our Instagram.