Saturday 08 April 2023 at 15h44

The queen of the classics, Paris-Roubaix 2023, will take place this Sunday 9 April. For the 120th edition of the race, the organisor decided to modify the race route just a little bit compared to last year, for the cobble stones sections between Saint-Martin-sur-Écaillon and Thian: the sections Haussy and Saulzoir (which made its comeback last year) are removed, and the section from Haspres to Thiant (#21) is added. The race thus goes from 30 to 29 cobble stones sections and there will be 54.5 kilometers of cobbles which await the riders (compared to 54.8 last year). The total distance of the race is 256.6 kilometers.

In the Hell of the North a very small thing can come ruin the race for a rider or come at hand for another. Nothing's thus decided upfront, it'll be this Sunday on the cobbles that the whole story will be written!


The 29 cobble stones sections of Paris-Roubaix 2023

With a race route which is just a little bit different from the one in 2022, the Trouée d'Arenberg - © ASO / Pauline Balletcobble stones sections are a bit different as well. The difficulty grades which have been attributed to the cobble stones sections after being judged by Thierry Gouvenou, director of the race, and Franck Perque, director of Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift this Tuesday have been announced in a press release which reproduces almost exactly the same grades as in the previous years for the other sections. Not really surprising when you know that the criteria taken into account for the attribution of these grades are the length (which usually doesn't change), the irregularity of the cobbles (which doesn't change or not much, except when there's a restoration), the general state of the section (which doesn't change much, especially when the weather is similar) and its place in the race (which hardly changes).

As previously, there will thus be 3 cobble stones sections which have 5 stars (the most difficult ones): the Trouée d'Arenberg (#19), Mons-en-Pévèle (#11) and the Carrefour de l'Arbre (#4). For the first of them, the Trouée d'Arenberg, an original and ecological solution was used this year to weed it: a herd of about forty goats has been assigned for grazing sessions in this forest lane.

29Troisvilles à Inchy2.2 km96.3***
28Viesly à Quiévy1.8 km102.8***
27Quiévy à Saint-Python3.7 km105.4****
26Saint-Python1.5 km110.1**
25Vertain à Saint-Martin-sur-Ecaillon2.3 km117.2***
24Verchain-Maugré à Quérénaing1.6 km127.2***
23Quérénaing à Maing2.5 km129.9***
22Maing à Monchaux-sur-Écaillon1.6 km133***
21Haspres à Thiant2.5 km139.6****
20Haveluy à Wallers2.5 km153.1****
19Trouée d'Arenberg2.3 km161.3*****
18Wallers à Hélesmes. dit "Pont Gibus"1.6 km167.4***
17Hornaing à Wandignies3.7 km174.1****
16Warlaing à Brillon2.4 km181.6***
15Tilloy à Sars-et-Rosières2.4 km185.1****
14Beuvry-la-Forêt à Orchies1.4 km191.4***
13Orchies1.7 km196.5***
12Auchy-lez-Orchies à Bersée2.7 km202.6****
11Mons-en-Pévèle3 km208*****
10Mérignies à Avelin700 m214**
9Pont-Thibaut à Ennevelin1.4 km217.4***
8aTempleuve (l'Épinette)200 m222.8*
8bTempleuve (Moulin-de-Vertain)500 m223.3**
7Cysoing à Bourghelles1.3 km229.8***
6Bourghelles à Wannehain1.1 km232.3***
5Camphin-en-Pévèle1.8 km236.7****
4Carrefour de l'Arbre2.1 km239.5*****
3Gruson1.1 km241.8**
2Willems à Hem1.4 km248.4**
1Espace Charles Crupelandt, Roubaix300 m255.2*

The total distance on the cobbles thus is 54.5 kilometers this year.

The Paris-Roubaix 2023 race route on Open Street Maps

The start in Compiègne on the Place du Général de Gaulle will, according to the time- and route schedule be at 11AM.

After the start, the riders will follow in Compiègne the Rue du Dahomey, the Place Saint-Jacques, the Rue Magenta, the Rue Jean Legendre, the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, the Rue Solférino, the Cours Guynemer, the Rue de Soissons, and the Rue du Bataillon de France, the Route de Choisy, the Rue du Président Roosevelt, the D66 and the Rue Raymond Poincaré, before they get onto the D130 as usual, where the real start will be given. The riders will follow the D130 before they go on to Saint-Léger-aux-Bois and Pont-l'Evêque towards Noyon and, via Ham and Saint-Quentin, they'll get on the first cobble stones section, as usual the one from Troisvilles to Inchy. 3 additional cobble stones sections will follow, before a first feeding zone still at almost the same location, in Solesmes.

In total, the riders will go on 54.8 kilometers of cobble stones and they'll find a second feeding zone in Beuvry-la-Forêt. The finish will, as usual, be at the Vélodrome of Roubaix after a complete lap on the track (300 meters from when they enter the track till the finish + 500 meters of a complete lap = 800 meters in total).

Hererunder you'll find the time- and route schedule and the race route on Open Street Maps for Paris-Roubaix 2023:

The Paris-Roubaix 2023 time- and route schedule Le profil de Paris-Roubaix 2023 The Paris-Roubaix 2023 race route on Open Street Maps

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You can use this map to plan your visit of Paris-Roubaix 2023 in the tiniest detail. No excuses anymore of not having enough information provided by the organisor!


The Paris-Roubaix 2023 race route in Google Earth

Do you prefer to watch the Paris-Roubaix 2023 race in Google Earth? Or would you like to do a virtual fly-over of the Paris-Roubaix 2023 cobbles as if you were riding them yourself? You can do so by downloading the KML file below and open it in Google Earth:

>> Download the Paris-Roubaix 2023 race route in Google Earth

The Paris-Roubaix 2023 race route

The 25 teams at the start of Paris-Roubaix 2023

25 teams will be at the start of Paris-Roubaix 2023: the 19 UCI WorldTeams, as well as:
- Alpecin-Fenix
- Team Arkéa-Samsic
- Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
- B&B Hotels-KTM
- Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
- Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

The race will be broadcasted from start to end on Eurosport 1 and GCN starting at 10.30AM as well as on RTBF and VRT (Belgium), DKTV2 (Denmark), Teledeporte (Spain), RAI Sport (Italy), RTL (Luxembourg), TV2 (Norway), NOS (The Netherlands), ETB (Bask Country), RTVS (Slovakia) and SRG-SSR (Switzerland) and in several other countries worldwide.

door Thomas Vergouwen
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There are 2 comments!
  1. Comment connaitre les numéros de dossards pour mieux suivre les coureurs ?


    | LAURENT | Saturday 08 April 2023 om 16h33

  2. Bonsoir Laurent,

    Je viens d'ajouter un lien vers la liste des partants à la fiche de Paris-Roubaix 2023 dans le calendrier cycliste UCI.

    | Thomas Vergouwen | Saturday 08 April 2023 om 21h58

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