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  • Added: saturday 11 April 2015 at 21:30:00

    The participants list for Paris-Roubaix 2015 and their bib numbers

    The participants list for Paris-Roubaix 2015 and their bib numbersAlexander Kristoff (Team Katusha), Niki Terpstra (Etixx-QuickStep), Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky), Sep Vanmarcke (Team LottoNL-Jumbo), Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team), Sebastian Langeveld (Team Cannondale-Garmin), Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) or Lars Boom (Astana Pro Team) or even some other outsider ... the list of potential winners of Paris-Roubaix 2015 is quite long since there's no real favourite.
    Kristoff is a serial winner these past few weeks but will the Norwegian rider also be able to perform on the cobble stones of the Hell of the North? (see the Paris-Roubaix race route and all the details of the 27 cobble stones sectors here)


    Without any distinction, without announcing a favourite, you'll thus find below the partici
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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Roubaix| Classics
  • Added: wednesday 08 April 2015 at 20:43:00

    Paris-Roubaix 2015: its race route, its cobble stones sections and the other details of the Hell of the North

    Paris-Roubaix 2015: its race route, its cobble stones sections and the other details of the Hell of the NorthOne of the most famous classics races, Paris-Roubaix 2015, will take place this Sunday. For this 113th edition of the race, the organisor chose to repeat the 2013 race route when it was won by Fabian Cancellara who got the double win of the Tour of Flanders - Paris-Roubaix.

    This year, Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) made the race his biggest goal, just before he says goodbye to his professional road cycling career. If there's a double win with the Tour of Flanders again this year, Alexander Kristoff (who also won the Grand Prix de l'Escaut/Scheldeprijs today) would win the race, but is the Norwegian rider of Team Katusha able to be the first out of the cobbles and on the velodrome of Roubaix?


    In the Hell of the North, even a small thing can come disturb the race for one or several riders. Therefore, nothing's sure beforehand, we'll see this Sunday on the cobble stones what the race will bring ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Roubaix| Open Street Maps/Google Maps/Google Earth| Classics

  • Added: sunday 13 April 2014 at 20:15:00

    Niki Terpstra winner at the end of the cobble stones in Paris-Roubaix 2014

    Niki Terpstra winner at the end of the cobble stones in Paris-Roubaix 2014The first reaction of Niki Terpstra, first Dutch winner of Paris-Roubaix after Servais Knaven in 2001, maybe best resumed the Hell of the North, version 2014. Indeed, after the queen of the classics, the rider of the Omega Pharma-QuickStep team, declared being very happy .. and very tired!

    It was a fatiguing race which remained undecided until the end on the cobbles between Compiègne and the Vélodrome of Roubaix this afternoon which didn't see the big favourite Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing), but a Dutch rider win this race for the first time since 13 years!

    The summary of Paris-Roubaix 2014

    At 10.15AM, 199 riders started in the 112th edition of Paris-Roubaix and when they got to the km 0 in Clairoix, there were immediately several attacks but we had to wait until the ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Roubaix
  • Added: tuesday 08 April 2014 at 23:47:00

    Paris-Roubaix 2014: its race route, its cobble stone zones and the other details of the Hell of the North

    Paris-Roubaix 2014: its race route, its cobble stone zones and the other details of the Hell of the NorthAfter Fabian Cancellara's victory in a sprint of 4 in the Tour of Flanders last Sunday, we'll see in the Hell of the North this Sunday whether Spartacus can make it, like in 2010 and in 2013, a combination win of both races!

    In this article you'll find the Paris-Roubaix 2014 race route on Google Maps and in Google Earth as well as the details of the 28 cobble stones sections which will be part of this 112th edition of Paris-Roubaix and in which we see some changes compared to last year.

    The race route will be slightly different from last year: there will now be 28 cobble stones sections (one more than last year) and with 257 kilometers, the total distance is hardly any longer.

    The 28 cobble stones sections of Paris-Roubaix 2014

    The race which nickname is the Hell of the North is of course known for ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Roubaix| Open Street Maps/Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: sunday 09 February 2014 at 20:21:00

    Looking back at the week: La Course by Le Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix 2014, ...

    Looking back at the week: La Course by Le Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix 2014, ...There was quite some news in the cycling world this week, like for example the announcement of La Course by Le Tour de France, a new women's race, the first informations about Paris-Roubaix 2014, but also the first edition of the Dubai Tour and the start of the cycling season in France for example.

    In this article, we'll have a quick look at these different news items, in case you missed them or simply to allow you to comment them if you want to!

    La Course by Le Tour de France: a very partial ... Le Tour Entier?

    Last Saturday, ASO quite proudly announced a new women's race, La Course by Le Tour de France, of which the organisor already announces that the event is destined to become an iconic race in the women's calendar!

    Do you remember the petition which was created in July 2013 under the name Le Tour Entier ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Tour de France| Tour de France 2014| Paris-Roubaix| Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise| Etoile de Bessèges| Women's cycling
  • Added: tuesday 09 April 2013 at 22:28:00

    Video flashback on Paris-Roubaix 2013

    Video flashback on Paris-Roubaix 2013It was at the very last moment that Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack-Leopard) won the 111th edition of Paris-Roubaix last Sunday, beating in the sprint Sep Vanmarcke (Blanco Pro Cycling Team).

    Before that, several breakaways animated the race which remained undecided for quite some time. Let's look back at the Hell of the North, 2013 edition!

    The summary of Paris-Roubaix 2013 in video

    As you might have read in the summary of Paris-Roubaix 2013, it all started with a first breakaway of 13 riders who were however taken back even before they got onto the first cobble stones section.

    A new breakaway was formed with Stuart O'Grady (Orica-GreenEDGE), Matthew Hayman (Team Sky) and Gert Steegmans (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Clément Koretzky ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Roubaix| Classics
  • Added: sunday 07 April 2013 at 20:00:00

    Fabian Cancellara takes his 3rd victory of Paris-Roubaix in its 111th edition!

    Fabian Cancellara takes his 3rd victory of Paris-Roubaix in its 111th edition!Spartacus kept his promises. Despite a race with many changes all along the day, the Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara managed to get in front of the race at the right moment and by beating in the sprint the young Belgian rider Sep Vanmarcke he goes home with his third souvenir cobble stone!

    The summary of Paris-Roubaix 2013

    Despite that the sun was shining bright already at the start of the 111th edition of Paris-Roubaix, the riders only timidly came to sign in this morning.

    The big favourite, Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack-Leopard), was the last to sign the presence sheet, in his mind already looking towardss the vélodrome in Roubaix.

    After different unsuccessful attempts right from the start, Eloy Teruel (Movistar Team) is at the initiative of a 13 men strong breakaway in Noyon, at kilometer 18, with Gert Steegmans (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Bjorn Thurau (Europcar), Bo ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Roubaix| Classics
  • Added: sunday 07 April 2013 at 0:56:00

    The 198 participating riders in Paris-Roubaix 2013 and their numbers

    The 198 participating riders in Paris-Roubaix 2013 and their numbersThis article has unfortunately not been translated in English. However, you can find below the list of participating riders in Paris-Roubaix 2013 and their bib numbers, together with a French presentation.

    C'est aujourd'hui que l'Enfer du Nord, la 111ème édition de Paris-Roubaix, verra 198 coureurs de 31 nationalités se présenter au départ pour avaler les 254,5 kilomètres dont 52,5 kilomètres en 27 secteurs pavés figurant sur le parcours de Paris-Roubaix 2013.

    Ici vous trouverez la liste officielle des partants de Paris-Roubaix 2013, y compris leurs numéros de dossard. Vous trouverez également des informations pour savoir comment suivre Paris-Roubaix 2013 à la TV.

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Roubaix| Classics

  • Added: monday 01 April 2013 at 21:34:00

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

    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 o ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Roubaix| Classics| Open Street Maps/Google Maps/Google Earth
  • Added: sunday 08 April 2012 at 20:08:00

    Tom Boonen solo wins Paris-Roubaix 2012: a 4th victory!

    Tom Boonen solo wins Paris-Roubaix 2012: a 4th victory!The biggest favourite of all, Tom Boonen, showed today in Paris-Roubaix 2012 why it was logical that everyone wished him a 4th victory. When things got serious in the race, the rider from Mol in Belgium decided to make it a solo race for no less than 53 kilometers, finishing it off with a mandatory lap but which actually became a lap of honour in the Vélodrome of Roubaix! With this 4th victory we're sure Tom Boonen now really says "I ♥ RBX"!

    This article and the numerous photos you'll be able to find in the Paris-Roubaix 2012 photo category in the photo section, were made possible thanks to Go4Cycling, a small company which organizes VIP trips in the spring classics and which kindly offered me the opportunity to get on board of their trip in Paris-Roubaix today.

    The summary of Paris-Roubaix 2012

    Under a hesitating sun the 110th edition of Paris-Roubaix started this morning, a ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Paris-Roubaix| Classics
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