2012 Paris–Roubaix

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2012 Paris–Roubaix
2012 UCI World Tour, race 10 of 28
Tom Boonen, Johan VanSummeren, Bernie Eisel - 2012 Paris–Roubaix.jpg
Tom Boonen, Johan Vansummeren and Bernhard Eisel
Race details
Date 8 April 2012 (2012-04-08)
Distance 257.5 km (160.0 mi)
Winning time 5h 55' 22" (43.5 km/h or 27.0 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Tom Boonen (BEL) (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
Second  Sébastien Turgot (FRA) (Team Europcar)
Third  Alessandro Ballan (ITA) (BMC Racing Team)
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The 2012 Paris–Roubaix was the 110th running of the Paris–Roubaix single-day cycling race, often known as the Hell of the North. It was held on 8 April 2012 over a distance of 257.5 kilometres (160.0 miles) and was the tenth race of the 2012 UCI World Tour season.

Omega Pharma-Quick Step's Tom Boonen won the race for a record-equalling fourth time,[1] after riding alone for 53 km (32.9 mi). With 56 km (34.8 mi) to go Boonen had made a breakaway with team-mate Niki Terpstra, but the latter quickly proved unable to follow the Belgian. Boonen continued solo to win in Roubaix by over a minute and a half. The second place was settled in a sprint finish with Team Europcar's Sébastien Turgot just edging out Alessandro Ballan of BMC Racing Team.[2][3]

Teams[edit]

Riders from 25 teams took part in the 2012 Paris–Roubaix. These are:[4]

Results[edit]

Results (1–10)[5]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 5h 55' 22"
2  Sébastien Turgot (FRA) Team Europcar + 1' 39"
3  Alessandro Ballan (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 1' 39"
4  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP) Team Sky + 1' 39"
5  Niki Terpstra (NED) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 1' 39"
6  Lars Boom (NED) Rabobank + 1' 43"
7  Matteo Tosatto (ITA) Team Saxo Bank + 3' 31"
8  Mathew Hayman (AUS) Team Sky + 3' 31"
9  Johan Vansummeren (BEL) Garmin-Barracuda + 3' 31"
10  Maarten Wynants (BEL) Rabobank + 3' 31"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Nigel (8 April 2012). "Boonen wins 2012 Paris-Roubaix with unstoppable solo attack". Cycling Weekly (London: IPC Media). Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Indrukwekkende Boonen wint solo zijn 4e Roubaix" [Impressive Boonen wins solo his 4th Roubaix] (in Dutch). Sporza. 8 April 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Decaluwé, Brecht (8 April 2012). "Boonen triumphs at Paris-Roubaix". Cyclingnews.com (Bath, UK: Future plc). Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Geen Parijs-Roubaix voor Leif Hoste" [No Paris-Roubaix for Leif Hoste]. Sporza.be (in Dutch). Sporza.be. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Standing". Paris–Roubaix. Amaury Sport Organisation. 8 April 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012.