"You can’t go to battle with scuffed shoes. It’s a funny thought, but in some weird way, it makes perfect sense. Matteo Pelucchi was called in as a late replacement for a sick, Sylvain Chavanel, and he took to his chance with a smile. I love it that Matteo fixed that nasty scuff on the toe of his shoe before starting Roubaix. I like it even more that he had an ‘I heart Roubaix’ sticker on his shoe.”
From Jered and Ashley’s Gruber’s coverage of the Spring Classics in CyclingTips.