Jacob Rathe places third at U23 Paris-Roubaix

  
  


Jacob Rathe posted the best finish of USA Cycling's riders, placing third at Paris-Roubaix Espoirs. (Photo by Mario Varrewaere)
Jacob Rathe posted the best finish of USA Cycling's riders, placing third at Paris-Roubaix Espoirs. (Photo by Mario Varrewaere)
Jacob Rathe (Portland, Ore./Chipotle Development) finished third overall at the Paris-Roubaix Espoirs today.

The race spanned 180.8 kilometers and included 24 cobblestone sections. Rathe was part of a breakaway group of 13 riders that gradually narrowed to five riders due to crashes, flat tires or competitors dropping back. Each time a rider attacked, Rathe responded until Ramon Sinkeldam (The Netherlands) finally pulled away to win the race in a time of 4:24:33.

In all, five of USA Cycling’s development riders finished the race. Rob Squire (Sandy, Utah/Chipotle Development) placed 14th, Max Durtschi (Boulder, Colo./Chipotle Development) finished 55th, Anders Newbury was 67th and Lawson Craddock (Houston, Texas/Trek-Livestrong) was 77th.

Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./BMC Racing) had won the race each of the previous two years.

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