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In only his second year as a pro Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) came away with an impressive fifth place at Paris-Roubaix. The 22-year-old said he is delighted with the result, especially after dealing with the usual bad luck that the Hell of the North can produce.
“I was in a crash on just the second sector, so I was already thinking that my race could be finished,” he said. “But then I kept fighting and I came back to the main bunch. All day I was fighting and I never gave up. In the end I came fifth.”
Moscon took 15th at Flanders this year and won the overall at the Arctic Race of Norway last year.
“This result and what I did in Flanders, of course they give me a lot of confidence for the future. But now really all I can think about is recovering. If you asked me would I like to ride Roubaix again now I would say no! I’m so tired! But in the next days for sure I’ll already be thinking about next year.
“Next for me I will do Fleche [Wallonne], Liege-Bastogne-Liege, and then Romandie. Then after that some rest.”