PARIS ROUBAIX - L'ENFER DU NORD

PARIS ROUBAIX - L'ENFER DU NORD

This Sunday (8/4/18) the 'Queen of the Classics' will play host to the UCI World Tour & Women's World Tour in what will be the 116th edition of Paris-Roubaix and the course will be from Compiègne to Roubaix.

Key Facts and Figures:

  • 257 KM
  • 29 sections of Pavès - 54.5KM of cobbles
  • 3 sections of the Pavès are graded at 5*/5
  • First run in 1896, organised by two Roubaix Textile manufacturers & cycling enthusiasts who wanted to build a Velodrome and hold a race from Paris to there track - Thèodore Vienne & Maurice Perez
  • Since the first it has been held every year, only stopping for the two World Wars, making it one of the oldest Pro races.

PREVIOUS TWO WINNERS:

(WORLD TOUR / UCI ELITE MEN DIVISION..)

2017 

 VAN AVERMAET Greg

BEL

BMC RACING TEAM

'5:41:07

2016

Mathew HAYMAN

AUS

ORICA GreenEDGE '5:51:53

 

 

2018 Race Route

REFERENCES:

PARIS-ROUBAIX VIDEO

  • https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6hcxgz

OFFICIAL P-R WEBSITE FOR INFO & LINKS

  • https://www.paris-roubaix.fr/en/

UCI FOR INFO

  • http://www.uci.ch/road/