Politt: I'll give it everything I have at Paris-Roubaix

Between all the talk of the big Classics contenders, Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin) has been quietly riding a solid campaign this spring. The German says that he is going to give it his all at Paris-Roubaix to try to end his spring on a high note.  After Alberto Bettiol surprised the major favourites at the Tour of Flanders last week, Politt's performances have put him on the radar as a dark horse for this weekend's Roubaix. Politt finished seventh at the race last year, leading home the second of the chasing groups behind Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), but the 25-year-old German has brushed off the expectations. ADVERTISEMENT "Of course, I've seen a lot of it on social media already, but I don't see myself as a favourite," Politt said at the Paris-Roubaix teams presentation in Compiègne, France, on Saturday. "But I know that I can finish the race in the top 10, and so I'll just just go out there and fight with everything I've got. It's the last cobbled Classic, so I'll give it my best and we'll see what happens." With Katusha-Alpecin having been struggling for results since the start of the season – with just one win, courtesy of Marcel Kittel at the Challenge Mallorca in February – Politt has been a shining light for the Swiss-registered team. He's currently their best-placed rider in the UCI rankings, although the team is sitting down in 21st place.
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