One year after that awesome 2009 Paris-Roubaix, Thor was back. The RS was not allowed by the UCI (the comfy curves in the RS were deemed to violate a little rule (straight line has to fit inside the tube) Even though much bigger offenders like the 2011 Orbea Orca are allowed to be raced right now, we didn’t want to risk anything in Thor’s pursuit of his ultimate dream race.
So he rode an R3, this time with SRAM Red group and Zipp 303s. As a note, he also started on Zipp 303s in 2009, but a bike change 100k in meant he rode all the cobbles on 202s, quite a performance for that wheelset.
As we all know, Cancellara won the race, Thor finished second and Roger Hammond finished fourth. You can see Roger give his view on this race DURING the race here.
And Thor’s bike is here: