On Saturday, the 3rd edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift beautifully surprised the audience with an unexpected podium line-up. A thrilling outsprint brought the Canadian rider Alison Jackson to victory, while FENIX-Deceuninck Marthe Truyen conquered the Roubaix Velodrome by reaching the third place.

“I’m really happy,” Truyen claimed. “I come from cyclo-cross, I really like riding the cobbles. Paris-Roubaix has been my dream race since I was a kid. I was not scheduled for this race, I had Covid but it was a light fever, not too heavy. Once I started feeling good again for training, I started dreaming of coming here”.

The Belgian cyclist continued: “I was happy it was my task to go in the breakaway. I thought a group of 20 or 30 riders would catch us, and we could compete for the win with them. I had teammates, so it was a perfect situation. And then, in the last kilometres, I looked behind and it was still 5, 6 or 7 seconds, and it was technical, so it was not easy for a group to come back. And I realised we would sprint for victory.”