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Team Clif Bar Blog
Apr 17, 2008
“Sleepy Martijn” scores 4th at Roubaix

Slipstream-Chipotle neo pro Martijn Maaskant rode like a Classics veteran this past Sunday to place 4th in Paris-Roubaix, arguably the world’s toughest single-day bike race.

Marking moves like a rider 10 years his senior, Martijn rode intelligently to stay with the best riders in the world, eventually ending up in a chase group of three which could not catch a strong winning breakaway. Maaskant attacked his chase group as they entered the historic velodrome in Roubaix, finishing his final lap on the track solo and missing the podium by only one spot.

The Dutch rider, known by his teammates as “Sleepy Martijn” due of his laid-back attitude and penchant for sleeping in, is coming off an impressive 12th place finish in last week’s Tour of Flanders.  Apparently, Martijn’s legs are wide awake this spring.

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