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Paris-Roubaix 2013: its race route, its cobble stone zones and the other details of the Hell of the North

Added: monday 01 April 2013 at 21:34:00
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    Paris-Roubaix 2013: its race route, its cobble stone zones and the other details of the Hell of the NorthAfter the impressive win by Fabian Cancellara in the Tour of Flanders yesterday, we'll see this Sunday in the Hell of the North wether Spartacus, like in 2010, is able to win both of these monuments!

    In this article you'll find the Paris-Roubaix 2013 race route on Google Maps and in Google Earth and all details about the 27 cobble stones sections which will be part of this 111th edition of Paris-Roubaix and which include some changes compared to last year.

    The race route will be a little bit different from the last two years but there will still be 27 cobble stones sections and with 254.5 kilometers the distance is quite similar to past years as well. After Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)'s crash yesterday in the Tour of Flanders, a big favourite disappears on the radar of Paris-Roubaix. Sylvain Chavanel thus automatically becomes the leader of the Belgian team but Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack-Leopard) is of course the biggest favourite. In the Hell of the North all tiny bits of bad luck can however become decisive for one of more riders and on the other hand a less known rider can have some good luck which can make his day. So, nothing's done yet, we'll see the battle between the riders on the cobble stones on Sunday ...

    The 27 cobble stones sections of Paris-Roubaix 2013

    And talking about cobble stones, let's have a look at the 27 cobble stones sections which are on the programma of Paris-Roubaix 2013, with the difficulty that Christian Prudhomme and Jean-François Pescheux have determined after a last visit on April 2nd. You can find them hereunder (the new cobble stones sections in the 2013 race route are shown in bold):
    27Troisvilles à Inchy2.172,7 m98,5+++
    26Viesly à Quiévy1.776,9 m105+++
    25Quiévy à Saint-Python3.673,1 m107,5++++
    24Saint-Python1.454 m112,5++
    23Vertain à St-Martin-sur-Ecaillon2.326,7 m120+++
    22Verchain-Maugré à Quérénaing1.865,9 m130+++
    21Quérénaing à Maing2.441,2 m133+++
    20Maing à Monchaux-sur-Écaillon1.593 m136,5+++
    19Haveluy à Wallers2.476,1 m149,5++++
    18Trouée d'Arenberg2.284,3 m158+++++
    17Wallers à Hélesmes1.615,2 m164+++
    16Hornaing à Wandignies-Hamage3.713 m170,5+++
    15Warlaing à Brillon2.428 m178+++
    14Tilloy à Sars-et-Rosières2.395,5 m181,5++++
    13Beuvry-la-Forêt à Orchies1.365,6 m188+++
    12Orchies1.749,6 m193+++
    11Auchy-lez-Orchies à Bersée2.695,5 m199++++
    10Mons-en-Pévèle2.985 m205+++++
    9Mérignies à Avelin625 m211++
    8Pont-Thibaut à Ennevelin1.400 m214,5+++
    7Templeuve (Moulin-de-Vertain)582,6 m220,5++
    6Cysoing à Bourghelles1.278 m227++++
    6Bourghelles à Wannehain1.063,7 m229,5+++
    5Camphin-en-Pévèle1.791,6 m234++++
    4Carrefour de l'Arbre2.086,4 m236,5+++++
    3Gruson1.071,1 m239++
    2Willems à Hem1.341,9 m245++
    1Charles Crupelandt, Roubaix285,9 m253+
    total52,5 km (52.537,5 m) 
    Apart from the cobble stones section from Tilloy to Sars-et-Rosières which goes from a "3" difficulty to "4" and the cobble stones sections which make their comeback in the race, the difficulty appreciations are exactly the same as in 2012.

    The Paris-Roubaix 2013 race route on Google Maps

    After the start from Compiègne on the Place du Général de Gaulle the riders will follow the Rue du Dahomey, the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, the Rue Solférino, the Rue de Clermont and the Rue de Noyon. The real start will be in Clairoix on the D932. The riders will then follow the usual race route, via Ham and Saint-Quentin, until the end of the cobble stones section from Vertain to Saint-Martin-sur-Écaillon. This time they won't turn right towards the cobble stones sections of Capelle, Ruesnes and Famars, but travel further left towards Verchain-Maugré and the cobble stones section of Verchain to Quérenaing where the riders will get back on the usual race route. Until the end of the cobble stones section of Maing to Monchaux because they will follow the D40A towards Thiant there. Between Thiant and Denain the race route has also been modified a bit but concerning the cobble stones sections nothing has changed up to the famous Trouée d'Arenberg. When they leave this section, they'll turn back to Wallers, to get on the cobble stones section of Wallers to Hélesmes, also known as Pont Gibus (named after the nickname of Gilbert Duclos Lasalle) and which makes its comeback in the Paris-Roubaix race route after renovations works which were necessary to the restore the section which has been left out of Paris-Roubaix since 2008.
    In order to get back to the usual race route from there, the riders also take the cobble stones section from Hornaing to Wandignies and the one from Warlaing to Brillon.
    The rest of the race route is again the usual Paris-Roubaix race route, with the second feeding zone in Beuvry-la-Forêt and the finish is as usual in the Vélodrome of Roubaix after a full round of the track inside the Vélodrome.

    Hereunder you'll find the time- and route schedule and the Paris-Roubaix 2013 race route on Google Maps:
    The time- and route schedule of Paris-Roubaix 2013 The Paris-Roubaix 2013 race route on Google Maps

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    You can use this map to plan your visit to Paris-Roubaix 2013 with all the details or just to know exactly where the race will pass. You no longer have an excuse of not having enough information, provided by the organisor of the race! For the part of the race route which hasn't changed I can guarantee that it is 100% correct. Indeed, in 2011 I discovered a few minor mistakes but I updated the map last year based on the Garmin GPS date of the 2011 edition winner, Johan Vansummeren!
    For the part which has changed I'm almost 100% sure that the route I've drawn is the right one, so you shouldn't worry about that either :).

    The Paris-Roubaix 2013 race route in Google Earth

    Do you prefer to see the Paris-Roubaix 2013 race route in Google Earth? Or would you like to do a virtual fly-over of Paris-Roubaix 2013 as if you were riding on the cobbles yourself? Download the KML file below and open it in Google Earth:
    >> Download the Paris-Roubaix 2013 race route in Google Earth
    The Paris-Roubaix 2013 race route

    Of course you can also use the Streetview function in Google Earth to get an even closer look of the cobbles. Several cobble stones sections have been visited by the Google car and can thus be viewed in Google Earth! If the car didn't dare to get on a cobble stones section you can often still see the entrance and the exit of the section ...

    The 25 teams at the start of Paris-Roubaix 2013

    25 teams will come to the start of Paris-Roubaix 2013: of course, due to the UCI WorldTour status, the 19 UCI ProTeams which are automatically invited: AG2R La Mondiale, Astana Pro Team, Blanco Pro Cycling Team, BMC Racing Team, Cannondale Pro Cycling, Euskaltel Euskadi, FDJ, Garmin-Sharp, Katusha, Lampre-Merida, Lotto-Belisol, Movistar Team, Omega Pharma-QuickStep Cycling Team, Orica-GreenEDGE, RadioShack-Leopard, Sky Procycling, Team Argos-Shimano, Team Saxo-Tinkoff and Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team.

    The 6 other teams which will start in Paris-Roubaix 2013 are the French teams Bretagne-Séché Environnement, Cofidis, Solutions Crédits, Sojasun and Europcar, the Swiss team IAM Cycling and the German Team Netapp-Endura.

    Before the start of Paris-Roubaix 2013 you'll find on velowire.com the full list of participating riders for this 111th edition of the Hell of the North and their numbers.

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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Currently 12 comments!
  1. Tres bonne approche de Paris Roubaix,des vrais pro du sport cycliste.

    | Jean-Luc Soeur | tuesday 02 April 2013 at 07:04:44

  2. Toujours aussi plaisant le site...
    En espérant du beau temps dimanche...
    Étant à Baisieux, je pense "reconnaitre " la carrefour de l'Arbre comme chaque année...
    @+ Honoré

    | HONORÉ BONNET | wednesday 03 April 2013 at 09:11:37

  3. Très bonne présentation
    Il ne manque que la liste des hôtels où l'on pourrait voir les coureurs et le matériel

    | Sandrine | wednesday 03 April 2013 at 18:57:29

  4. Cette année, j'en suis persuadé, c'est un Français qui va gagner !
    "P 22"

    | Pierre CROLAIS | wednesday 03 April 2013 at 19:57:13

  5. Avant la course, allez donc faire un petit tour sur le site de mon ami TEEL, un passionné de dessin et de vélo...Tous les vainqueurs de "l'Enfer" y sont représentés...(depuis Josef fischer à nos jours...)
    Son site : caricateel.fr

    | HONORÉ BONNET | thursday 04 April 2013 at 14:46:02

  6. Kan je gratis op de velodrome van Roubaix of moet ik ergens tickets kopen?

    | De Decker Dave | thursday 04 April 2013 at 18:29:36

  7. Météo...Un Paris-Roubaix au sec !..pavés secs et beaucoup de fraicheur...4 petits degrés au Carrefour de l'Arbre vers 16h15 aujourd'hui ...(j'en reviens !)...Dimanche en fin de matinée, prévisions : 5/6 petits degrés, vent de face, mais grâce au soleil, l'ambiance sera néanmoins agréable l'après-midi.
    "Croisons les doigts !"

    | HONORÉ BONNET | friday 05 April 2013 at 16:28:57

  8. Bonjour,
    Toutes mes félicitations pour le site, il m'a bien servi la semaine passé au tour des flanfdezq, j'ai téléchargé le parcours google earth sur mon pc portable et j'ai pu faire mes coupures!!
    Idem pour Roubaix mon frère (Sébastien MINARD) a fait la reco cet apm et il me disait qu'il y avait des petits changement et on les retrouve sur votre tracé..
    Félicitations à Vous.
    Un site que l'on suit toute l'année!

    | jerome minard | friday 05 April 2013 at 20:40:13

  9. Vorig jaar naar de aankomst in Roubaix geweest. Je kan daar gratis op de velodrome, zelfs op een gedeelte van de tribune. Uiteraard staan daar ook een paar grote schermen waarop je alles kunt volgen. Dit jaar zijn we van plan een paar kasseistroken te doen, wellicht Orchies en Camphin-en-Pévèle. Weet iemand of je daar lang vooraf moet aanwezig zijn?

    | Geert | friday 05 April 2013 at 20:44:39

  10. @Sandrine (#3) : je n'ai malheureusement pas la liste des hôtels .. il est probablement plus intéressant de voir les coureurs et leur matériel lors des reconnaissances qui ont eu lieu ces derniers jours ...

    @Jean-Luc (#1), @Honoré Bonnet (#2) & @jerome (#8) : Merci pour vos encouragements, ça fait plaisir :-). @jerome, Sébastien doit de temps en temps voir mes parcours passer dans le bus au briefing ;-). En effet, Julien Jurdie les utilise régulièrement :-).

    @Dave (#6) : zoals @Geert (#9) al aangeeft is het Vélodrome gratis toegankelijk, met name het stuk rechts naast de ingang. Zorg er echter wel voor dat je er ruim op tijd bent aangezien het er behoorlijk druk is!

    | Thomas Vergouwen | saturday 06 April 2013 at 11:29:01

  11. Existe-t-il un classement des secteurs tenant compte uniquement de l'état de la voirie? D'après les photos sur google earth, certains secteurs courts moins cotés semblent plus "rugueux" que d'autres plus longs ...
    Encore bravo pour ce site, mon préféré en matière de cyclisme.

    | Gerbatschewsky Michel | sunday 07 April 2013 at 08:33:22

  12. A ma connaissance il n'existe que ce classement qui prend en compte différents paramètres et qui est établit tous les ans, suite à la dernière reconnaissance par ASO dans la semaine qui précède Paris-Roubaix.

    | Thomas Vergouwen | tuesday 09 April 2013 at 23:41:45

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