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Castelli goes second and fourth at Roubaix!

thirCastelli goes second and fourth At Roubaix With Hushovd and Hammond.

ilrbx-41While all eyes were focused on the Saxo Bank and Quick Step teams heading in to Paris-Roubaix, it was Cervélo TestTeam that had the strongest team finish, with Thor Hushovd finishing second and Brit Roger Hammond beating out three-time winner Tom Boonen for fourth.

Hammond, who finished third at Roubaix in 2004, said he was pleased with his fourth-place finish, but equally as happy to have sacrificed for Hushovd’s podium placing.

“I’m really happy for Thor, he’s a super guy, a really good captain.” Hammond said after the race.He’s very respectful. We knew he hadn’t been at his best, but when we saw him training on Wednesday, we saw how good he was.”

“I’m really happy,” Hushovd said. “I had no chance today against Cancellara. When he attacked I think we all got surprised, and when he got 50 meters, we all knew it was going to be a race for second place, so I am happy with second.”

108th Paris-Roubaix. Compiègne-Roubaix / 259km
1. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank / 6h35:10
2. Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:00
4. Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:14″
18. Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:07:05″