Fighting It Out on the Cobbles PR19-8
On the final five star pave section it was Philippe Gilbert (Decenunick-Quick Step) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) rubbing shoulders while trying to establish themselves on the front of the race. While it looked like a head-butting sprint, it was just two guys on the rivot bouncing their way to Roubaix. Behind, it was Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin) with Yves Lampaert (Decenunick-Quick Step) slipping backward. The crowds were huge, yet managed to not impose themselves into the race. Those racing had enough to deal with, without drunken and/or oblivious fans further endangering the competitors.