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Paris Roubaix Femmes 2023 Photos

Paris Roubaix cobbles

The 2023 Paris Roubaix Femmes saw plenty of mud but was a largely dry race. A large early break went clear and thanks to the chaos caused by the cobbles at Paris Roubaix, it was able to stay clear all day. It was in the balance late on with an elite chase group only just behind them but the politics of chasing a group ahead and still having enough left at the end to win came into play. Affectionately known as G2 Syndrome, it hit hard this year.

In the final laps around the velodrome, it was looking set for a clear sprint with the likes of Alison Jackson and Femke Markus closely matched on paper. As it was, the Dutch rider for SD Worx rode on the light blue ‘Cote d’Azur’ and found herself sliding out after making contact with a wet patch. Alison Jackson proved to be the quickest rider, beating Katia Ragusa and Marthe Truyen to the line, where she could scarely believe she had won!