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by Mark Zalewski
April 13, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Colbrelli wins De Brabantse Pijl; Cavendish diagnosed with mononucleosis from Epstein Barr; Two riders on Czech Continental team test positive, possible team sanction; British Cycling independent review report release delayed again; Wout van Aert to race all the Spring Classics?; In memory of Mike Hall, the man who inspired a world of cyclists; Dibben ‘finished’ Paris-Roubaix despite time cut; No more hippies and explorers: a lament for the changed world of cycling; Could financial problems in Bahrain affect team?; Pon Holdings looking to acquire Accell Group; E-bike legislation signed into law in Colorado; Video: Night Riders by Racing Club; Track Cycling: What is the Omnium?
Team Sky’s Jon Dibben did not finish Paris-Roubaix, but he did complete the distance of the race, crossing the line unofficially 47 minutes behind race winner Greg Van Avermaet (BMC), but was not in the results due to being time cut. However, pure pride pushed him forward to complete his race.
Jon Dibben (Sky) working on the front before puncturing.
“Well I don’t think I finished, I think I missed the time cut by a mile,” he told Cycling Weekly.
“I really wanted to get here today. I was in a decent little group with [Owain] Doull but then I punctured on sector nine, and obviously when you’re out the back of the race like that there’s nothing there.
“So I stood around for ages until the broom wagon came up and I swapped a wheel with him.”
Though he raced in both Tour of Flanders and Gent-Wevelgem, and abandoned after doing his job early in the races, completing Paris-Roubaix was important for him, personally.
“Obviously I didn’t make the time cut as such here, but either way I was going to ride here today and not sit in that broom wagon.”
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