Cancellara’s classics column: Bad luck and good decisions separate Van der Poel and Van Aert in Paris-Roubaix

Paris-Roubaix is ​​always great to watch, but it’s also a crazy race. No matter who wins, you always come away wondering – what if? Across those sectors of pavé, there are always many mishaps and little bits of bad luck that can make all the difference in the end.

Mathieu van der Poel completed an impressive classic cobbled campaign with a solo victory. But when his old rival Wout van Aert hit the track, he must have been wondering how different the result could have been without two decisive holes.

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