‘One’ it is the loneliest number, particularly, when you are an American racing Paris-Roubaix.
Among the Americans the ‘Hell of the North’ has never been a big draw, and none of the rider from the U.S. has ever owned it. However, this year Roubaix will see an American to take part in the event. The only one American Tyler Farrar of Dimension Data will take part in the 115th edition of the race, which is considered as hardest in the world.
Farrar said in an interview, “The Paris-Roubaix classics have never been in the priority list of the United States. In any race of this event so far, it has never happened that more than two participants would have competed.”
There was some good year for America in the event, but then also not more than a handful participated in Roubaix. In 115th edition of the race, two racers were to participate the other one is Taylor Phinney, but at Ronde van Vlaanderen, he got injured during a spill and thus, the team will see only one player taking part in the event.