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Video: Team Sky riders talk about Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix

Bernie Eisel and Mat Hayman among those looking forward to back-to-back cobbled Monuments

With the Tour of Flanders followed by Paris-Roubaix, It's a couple of big weekends coming up for cycling, and Sky goes into both races with hopes of mounting a strong challenge in each. While it's still fairly early in the season, for some of those racing these will be the big targets of the year before they go on to play more of a supporting role in races such as the Tour or Giro. In this nice video from Sky, Bernie Eisel and Mat Hayman, among others, talk about the races from a rider's perspective, while back room staff give us a quick glimpse at the bikes.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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