We saw him for a while at the front, alone, on a course that doesn’t necessarily correspond to his abilities, the experienced Brice Feillu tried to get away from the pack to anticipate the many difficulties of the day on Paris-Roubaix.
“This morning, I was very motivated for the breakaway, I followed several shots and I attacked, I went out alone, I was hoping for reinforcements but I saw the peloton coming back on me. Unfortunately we had nobody in the breakaway, it’s too bad we know it’s still interesting on Paris-Roubaix“, he regretted in a statement from the Fortuneo-Samsic formation.
Although it is often said that in Roubaix “everyone is in his place”, many riders, including Feillu, saw their hope die out from the first paved sector: “In the first sector, we were a little embarrassed by the fall, then we suffered the law of Paris-Roubaix. For me, there were 50 kilometers too many, I was rinsed, I ended up with cramps. I tried to control them until the end, but when I got off my bike on the grass I was called to order… but it’s Paris-Roubaix, it’s great!” Back on Northern Hell after four years of absence, Feillu obviously took pleasure. Seeing him rubbing shoulders with the cobblestones of the North next spring wouldn’t be a surprise!
Original article written by cyclismactu: http://www.cyclismactu.net/news-paris-roubaix-brice-feillu-la-loi-de-paris-roubaix-73296.html