On Friday Niki Terpstra and his Etixx-Quick Step teammates rode critical sectors of Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix course, a longstanding reconnaissance tradition made special for the returning champion.
“The feelings today were really good on the cobblestones,” Terpstra said of riding his Specialized S-Works Roubaix. “It was nice to be back. I have good memories of course. It was good to get a feel for Sunday.”
In 2014, Terpstra was riding in support of team leader and multi-time Paris-Roubaix winner Tom Boonen. Boonen is out with an injury this year.
This year Terpstra is co-leader of the team along with cyclocross star Zdenek Stybar and Stijn Vandenbergh.
Standing 186cm (6’1″), Terpstra has some similarly large figures for his Roubaix bike: 28mm Specialized tubulars, a 155mm-width Specialized Chicane saddle, 177.5mm FSA K-Force Light cranks, and 53/46 FSA chainrings.
Take a look at the gallery above for a closer look at Terpstra’s Roubaix for Paris-Roubaix.
This k-edge number plate will hold the enviable number 1 come sunday: this k-edge number plate will hold the enviable number 1 come sunday
The K-Edge number plate will be holding the enviable #1 come Sunday, as Terpstra trusts his 28mm Specialized tubulars to see him through the pavé