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Monday May 6, 2019
May 06, 2019 - The fans were out roadside in Yorkshire for some top action. All the results, quotes and video from the north of England and Tour of Romandie. Goolaerts' death still a mystery - Top Story. The 2019 Giro d'Italia team announcements. No Italian Tour for Valverde, Bernal and Moscon. Deceuninck for California, Olivier to retire, Sunweb and Ensing split and INEOS team car video.
Monday April 15, 2019
PeloPics: Sunday saw Philippe Gilbert add Paris-Roubaix 2019 to his already out-standing palmarès. The Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider out-sprinted Katusha-Alpecin's Nils Politt on the Roubaix Vélodrome for the cobbled victory. Here is our choice of pics and video from the road to Roubaix.
Monday April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 - The big story has to be Sunday's Paris-Roubaix and Philippe Gilbert's well deserved win - TOP STORY. Reports and video from Roubaix, Pais Vasco and la Sarthe. Other cycling news: Alaphilippe returns to racing, Campenaerts diary, Team Novo Nordisk to Pologne, Teams for OVO Energy Tour Series, Adorni inducted into the Giro Hall of Fame and racing at 100kph.
Sunday April 14, 2019
Race Report: On a cold day of gruelling, unrelenting speed it was Deceuninck - Quick-Step reminding the doubters why they are the world’s best team; with Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert first over the line and team mate and countryman Yves Lampaert third, it was emphatically their day on the Roubaix velodrome.
Saturday April 13, 2019
Rider Interview: World champion Peter Sagan won the 2018 Paris-Roubaix, but the hero of the day was undoubtably Silvan Dillier. The Swiss rider was in the break of the day and was the only rider to go with Sagan through the Hell of the North to the Roubaix velodrome. Ed Hood managed to have words with Silvan.
Saturday April 13, 2019
This Trek is a special bike for many reasons: it has suspension, it has ridden Paris-Roubaix, it's an ex-team bike and it holds great memories of a wonderful man who is no longer with us. Martin Clark put the bike together in memory of his friend and took it back to Roubaix.
Friday April 12, 2019
PeloPics: The whet your appetite for Sunday's Paris-Roubaix we have put together a collection of the best photos from the cobbles spanning a near 50 year period, from the 1970s to last year, 2018. Mud, dust, crashes and heroes - Hell of the North photo gallery.
Thursday April 11, 2019
Apres Velo caught up over a few beers with ex pro rider Henk Vogels who rode Paris Roubaix 5 times, finishing in 10th position in 1997 and 1998. Here is the snippet of our unplugged chat with Henk.
Thursday April 11, 2019
Rider Interview: The 2016 Paris-Roubaix saw Mathew Hayman out-sprint the retiring hero, Tom Boonen. Ed Hood managed to locate the Australian to hear from the horses mouth his thoughts as a winner on the cobbles of the 'Hell of the North'.
Thursday April 11, 2019
Race Preview: The Hell of the North, A Sunday in Hell, L'enfer du Nord, Paris-Roubaix - Call it what you want, but the Northern Classic is the most beautiful torture for the riders and compelling viewing for the spectators. Whoever wins on Sunday will be a hero - Ed Hood takes us through the history, course and the top contenders.
Wednesday April 10, 2019
April 11, 2019 - The King of Cobbled Classics Paris-Roubaix - Team and course news from Hell. Race news form Scheldeprijs and Pais Vasco with video. No Van der Poel in Roubaix-Top Story. Other cycling news: Froome and Nibali in the Alps, Archbold returns, Campenaerts Hour diary, Deignan in Yorkshire, OVO Energy Tour of Britain, Verona Grandfondo Euro Champs and Degenkolb video Profile.
Sunday April 7, 2019
The 117th edition of the always much-anticipateed Paris-Roubaix (“the Hell of the North”) bicycle race will take place on April 14. It has been suggested that if someone was to propose a race like this today the idea would be ridiculed and dismissed. The iconic 1976 documentary film “A Sunday in Hell,” the story of which is told in William Fotheringham's excellent book “Sunday in Hell”.
Thursday April 4, 2019
Flanders Interview: He lives on the course, he's raced on it and driven the team car there - former pro rider and now team director Allan Peiper has the T-shirt and more when it comes to the Ronde van Vlaanderen. His man Alexander Kristoff won last week in Wevelgem, will the Peiper direct the winner this Sunday? Ed Hood gets the low-down from the man on the route.
Monday November 5, 2018
Nov 05, 2018 - Mathieu van der Poel took his second European cross championship in his usual fashion. Reports and video from the Euro champs, Saitama Criterium and the Koppenbergcross. Women's Paris-Roubaix - Top Story. Other news: Tour de France, Tour de l'Avenir, Wallonie-Bruxelles, European champs 2019 and 2020, Lotto talk Giro, contracts, Bigla, Trek'19 kit and cross motivation.
Monday October 22, 2018
Retro Interview: With the announcement that Andrea Tafi is hoping ride the 2019 Paris-Roubaix at 52 years of age, we thought it a good idea to hear what the Italian three Monument winner had to say on the eve of his final season in the pro peloton back in 2005.
Friday July 13, 2018
Roadside PEZ: On Sunday, the 2018 Tour de France hits the famous cobbles of Paris-Roubaix for stage 9 and as PEZ-man Daniel Thevenon will be writing the race report we look back at 'Dan's Day in Hell'. Keep it PEZ for all the Tour action.
Monday April 9, 2018
PeloPics: The 2018 Paris-Roubaix may have been dry again, but the race action didn't disappoint. Top photographer Cor Vos had his team on the roadside for the best shots, here is our choice from the 'Hell of the North' plus a selection of videos.
Sunday April 8, 2018
Race Report: We already knew that Peter Sagan was something special, you don't win the World road race championships three times in a row by chance, but Sunday's Paris-Roubaix put the Slovakian in the legend class. Clever, fast, powerful and pure class.
Sunday April 8, 2018
As we count down to Sunday and the Hell of the North, Ed Hood looks back at the 2007 Paris Roubaix and how the underdog, Stuart O'Grady, left the top riders in his dust. As a regular to the Queen Classic, Ed and his pals inspect the cobbles of Arenberg, the mechanics at work, the Roubaix velodrome and, of course, a local bar.
Friday April 6, 2018
The 116th edition of the always much-anticipated Paris-Roubaix is about to take place. Its attraction might be summed up by Theo de Rooij: “It’s a bollocks, this race, it’s a pile of shit - it’s the most beautiful race in the world!” If you watch the film “A Sunday in Hell,” the story of which is told in William Fotheringham's new book “Sunday in Hell”, you might actually believe him.