Roadside Report: Amongst the thousands of crazies roadside in the dust at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday was our own Lee Rodgers who was chasing the race with Velo Classic Tours. Seeing the Hell of the North live is a once in a lifetime experience and just like Lee's ride across these hellish roads a couple days prior, this day was nothing short of ‘epic’.
Everyone remembers their first time - the foreign road signs, different shop hours, chasing about countryside like idiots - all to catch a glimpse of cycling's most feared one-day Classic. David Pearce did all that and more at Paris-Roubaix, and lucky for us - he recorded the day on his camera.
Apr 17, 2014 - BMC’s Philippe Gilbert is showing he is on form for the Ardennes Classics with a win in Brabantse and Bryan Coquard wins in Camembert; results, quotes and video. Other cycling news: Amstel teams’ low-down, Robert Gesinks' heart problem, Arnaud Demare extends, Giro news and a backstage pass to Roubaix. Thursday EuroTrash coffee time.
For the riders, Paris-Roubaix is a personal experience that leaves a big impression. And just as the race is capable of braking bones, it's also the race that creates big careers or captures the very moment were a riders peaks. For the riders of Tinkoff-Saxo it's no different. From the start in the fashionable town of Compiegne to the arrival in the working-class city of Roubaix, the race demands all of the riders but gives everything back upon arrival at the velodrome.
On the Friday before the big race Lee Rodgers and the Velo Classic crew hit the cobbles for their own Paris Roubaix for 124 kilometers of torture over the famous Roubaix stones. 18 pavé sections in total and memories to last a lifetime.
Apr14, 2014 - That’s the Hell of the North done and dusted for another year and we have everything you need to know here in EuroTrash Monday. Rider quotes and video action from Roubaix, plus we catch up with the Vuelta al País Vasco, Circuit de la Sarthe, GP Pino Cerami, Chris Horner and Europcar. Maybe a cappuccino with a dusting of chocolate?
Kenny Dehaes represented Lotto Belisol in the early breakaway of the 112th Paris-Roubaix. A flat tyre in the Forest of Wallers made a sudden end to his adventure. The Dutch rider Niki Terpstra arrived solo at the finish in the velodrome of Roubaix.
Race Report: Crashes, attacks, punctures - it was the beautiful mayhem that we love about Paris-Roubaix as Patrick Lefevre's OmegaPharma-Quickstep squad again showed their strength in numbers and tactics as Niki Terpstra surged clear in a late solo move to take the biggest win of his career.
The Paris-Roubaix is here. The Hell of the North to Roubaix is only hours away and Fabian Cancellara, Sep Vanmarcke-first and second respectivelylast year, Tom Boonen, Peter Sagan, Thor Hushovd, Greg van Avermaet, Alexander Kristoff, Filippo Pozzato, John Degenkolb, Sébastien Turgot, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Arnaud Demare are all on the starting line.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection for the 2014 edition of Paris-Roubaix!
The Team Giant-Shimano line-up taking on the Hell of the North on Sunday is: Nikias Arndt, Bert De Backer, Roy Curvers, John Degenkolb, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Koen De Kort, Ramon Sinkeldam and Tom Stamsnijder.
Trek Factory Racing regrets to inform the media that Stijn Devolder will not be able to take the start in Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix, following the injuries he sustained during the Tour of Flanders this past Sunday.
Sunday the peloton will race through the Hell of the North. That’s 257 kilometers over French roads, of which 51.1 kilometers are cobbled. It’s the 111th time the riders will cover the cobbles between Paris and Roubaix, although the start is given in Compiègne. The finish is of course on the velodrome of Roubaix. The race is the fifth one day race on the WorldTour calendar this year.
Due to a fracture on his radius suffered during Ronde van Vlaanderen, Daniele Bennati does not participate in Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix. The replacement for Daniele Bennati in the Tinkoff-Saxo line-up is Jesper Hansen. With Matti Breschel out of the race as well, Tinkoff-Saxo is now without an obvious captain in the race.
Apr 10, 2014 - Its Paris-Roubaix time and we give you the run down on ‘The Hell of the North’ plus race reports from País Vasco, Circuit de la Sarthe and the Scheldeprijs with results and video. In other cycling news: Agostini retires, Giro d’Italia, Richie Porte, BC Superweek, Amgen Tour of California Women’s Races and video from 3M. A cobbled sized EuroTrash Thursday.
After a dominant win at the Tour of Flanders, everything is falling into place for Fabian Cancellara, now billed as the big favourite for the 112th Paris–Roubaix. Come next Sunday, the Swiss rider will once again have the weight of history on his shoulders as he sets off from Compiègne on a quest to take his fourth win…
Following Christian Prudhomme, Jean-François Pescheux and Thierry Gouvenou's reconnaissance of the course on April 7, the organisers have rated the difficulty of the 28 cobbled sectors in the race according to their length, the unevenness of the cobbles, the overall condition of the sectors and their location.