The 2016 cobbled Classics comes to close on Sunday (April 10) with Paris-Roubaix as world champion Peter Sagan looks to make history in the race’s 114th edition.
While ten riders have done the Tour of Flanders/Paris-Roubaix double in the same year – with Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen doing so twice each – only one, Rik van Looy in 1962, has done it in the rainbow jersey.
But after finishing second at E3 Harelbeke and winning at Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders, Tinkoff rider Sagan is enjoying his best Classics campaign yet.
However, Cancellara, in his final Paris-Roubaix – a race he has won three times – will be among those out to stop him, alongside a whole host of other Classics stars.
The fact that, since Francesco Moser’s treble between 1978 and 1980, only two further riders have won Paris-Roubaix in consecutive years (Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle and Boonen, since you asked), shows just how unpredictable the race can be too.
So who should you be looking out for on Sunday? We’ve picked out a super six who are likely to have a big role to play on the pavé.