Cycling: Alison Jackson surprisingly won Paris – Roubaix at the age of 34. The Canadian was part of a large breakaway group, some of which lasted until the entrance to the velodrome. There she prevailed in the sprint against her companions.
Alison Jackson celebrates her biggest success
The 3rd edition of Paris – Roubaix Femmes will go down in the young history of the one-day race. After 145,4 kilometers from Denain to Roubaix, the top favorites were not allowed to fight for victory in the velodrome as expected. Rather, it was a breakaway group that was to determine the race to the end. From the original 18 women – including the Germans Lisa Klein (Trek – Segafredo) and Romy Kasper (AG Insurance - Soudal - Quick-Step) - six were able to hold their ground up to the finish line. In the end, the 34-year-old Canadian won Alison Jackson (EF Education - Tibco - SVB) the "mother of all classics" before the Italian Katia Ragusa (Liv Racing) and the Belgian Martha Duval (Fenix-Deceuninck). The teams of the favorites underestimated the breakaway group so that they could not reduce the lead in time. A fall in sector nine also threw a few pros to the ground, including last year's winner Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek – Segafredo).
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