Chasing Paris-Roubaix is always an adventure, but one that requires a plan. We'd set out to catch Paris-Roubaix with a four-stop strategy, under the experienced guidance of Velo Classic Tours. But lucky for us, these best-laid plans went awry in the most incredible way. This is the story of how we reached the velodrome on race day.
A couple of weeks back, Pez got a few minutes with one of the top women’s racers on the planet. Oenone Wood rocketed to the top with a series of great performances in the toughest races in Europe – winning back-to-back World Cups in 2004 and 2005. Although she couldn’t get the hat-trick in a tough 2006, next year brings a new team and a new resolve to grab even more success.
The Belgian fans weren’t happy. “They’re praying for rain!” said our driver, ex-Navigators pro, Franky Van Haesbroucke. For the most part, the rest of us were delighted to enjoy a warm, sunny day, speeding across country to catch the action as Paris-Roubaix unfolded.