After a disappointing Tour of Flanders, the pressure was on Omega Pharma-Quick Step to deliver at Paris-Roubaix, and Niki Terpstra took the biggest win of his career to enable the Belgian team to end the cobbled classics season on a high.
This video takes you inside Omega Pharma-Quick Step at what as ever was a thrilling edition of the race nicknamed the Queen of the Classics.
It includes interviews with four-time winner Tom Boonen, one of the main protagonists of the day with a big attack that helped shape the course of the race, plus Terpstra himself, who launched himself off the front of a small, star-studded group with 6 kilometres left to ride his way into cycling history.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.