The 2022 edition of Paris-Nice finished with the fewest riders on the final classification since 1985, with only 59 riders making it across the finish line of the final stage in Nice.
Simon Yates ( BikeExchange-Jayco ) won the final stage but was his team’s only finisher, while overall champion Primož Roglič, led to the finish by Wout van Aert, had only teammate Steven Kruijswijk as fellow finishers for Jumbo-Visma.
Illness, injury and poor conditions on the final day saw eight riders climb off before the start, while another 29 headed prematurely to the team buses during the 115-kilometre stage.
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Even in 2020, when only 17 teams took the race start after seven WorldTour teams pulled out amid the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and two more left left mid-race for the race race, the race saw more finishers, with 61.
On average, over the past half-century, around 95 riders finish Paris-Roubaix each year. In 1980 and 1985, only 58 made it to the finish.
Because the UCI rules for the teams classification are calculated on the top three finishers for each squad, only eleven teams ended up in the team ranking.None of Bora-Hansgrohe’s riders finished the race, with Aleksandr Vlasov – seventh overall after Saturday’s queen stage – crashed and abandoned with scrapes and bruises. Sam Bennett, Ryan Mullen and Danny van Poppel also […]