YOUNG Josh Tarling from Ffosyffin became the youngest rider to take on the historic Paris-Roubaix race in 86 years on Sunday.

The 19-year-old Ineos Grenadier cyclist finished the 256.6 kilometres long route which has with 29 sections of cobblestone just outside the time limit after suffering a crash and two punctures.

But the former Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron puplil showed grit and determination to get the finish line at Roubaix velodrome.