Sports fans around the world know the Paris-Roubaix race as one of the most grueling cycling events in the world. This race, known as the “Hell of the North”, has been held annually since 1896 and is considered one of the most important sections of the UCI World Tour.
The Paris-Roubaix race is a one-day event that takes place in northern France. It begins in the city of Compiègne, located northeast of Paris and ends in Roubaix.
On 9 April, the peloton of the 120th edition will battle it out on a 256.6 km course with 54.5 km of cobbles spread out over 29 sectors, the first of which comes 160 km from the line. Each sector is rated on a scale from one to five stars.
The cobbled sections of the Paris-Roubaix race are what truly set it apart from other cycling events. These cobbles, which are some of the oldest in the world, are made of small stones and often quite uneven. This makes for a bumpy and tiring ride, which is why the race is so difficult. The most feared ones are, among others; at 165 km: Trouée d'Arenberg, at 212 km: Mons-en-Pévèle and the cruel: Carrefour de l'Arbre at a whopping 243 km.
Time TV Live: 11:10 CET
Distance: 256,5 km
Elevation: 1,380 m
The 120th Paris-Roubaix race is one of the most unpredictable cycling events of the year. Although many riders look to win it every year, the unpredictable nature of the cobbles and the difficulty of the course makes it very difficult for any one rider to dominate. The Paris-Roubaix race is a unique event that is beloved by cycling fans around the world. It is a test of skill and endurance, with the cobbles and unpredictable nature of the course making it a truly unique event. We have tried to pick our 3 favorites for this years race.
This year our favorites are:
Mads Pedersen I Trek-Segafredo I DEN
Wout Van Aert I Jumbo-Visma I BEL
Kasper Asgreen I Soudal-Quick Step I DEN
Image: www.paris-roubaix.com I De Vlaeminck and Eddy Merckx in 1976