Truyen: "Like a victory"
April 8 th 2023 - 18:52
Marthe Truyen (Fenix-Deceuninck): “I’m really happy. It may seem sort of weird, I’m only 3rd, but for me it’s like a victory. I was hoping for a top 20, it would have been really nice. And I came 3rd so it’s really good. I come from cyclo-cross, I really like riding the cobbles. Paris-Roubaix has been my dream race since I was a kid. I was not scheduled for this race, I had Covid but it was a light fever, not too heavy. Once I started feeling good again for training, I started dreaming of coming here. I knew from the men’s race that the breakaway has a good chance, maybe not to win, but at least to play a part in the finale. I was happy it was my task to go in the breakaway. I thought a group of 20 or 30 riders would catch us, and we could compete for the win with them. I had teammates, so it was a perfect situation. And then, in the last kilometres, I looked behind and it was still 5, 6 or 7 seconds, and it was technical, so it was not easy for a group to come back. And I realised we would sprint for victory.”