When Tom Boonen attacked with 65km to go in last night’s Paris-Roubaix it wasn’t clear whether he was going for an overly ambitious long-range attempt at a solo victory, or if he was riding in support of a teammate. Less than two hours later we got our answer, with Niki Terpstra making his move inside […]
The 112th edition of Paris-Roubaix is just days away and for the riders and their support staff, it’s time to put the finishing touches on their preparation. An important part of the lead-up to Paris-Roubaix is a reconnaissance ride to check out the crucial cobbled sections. Kristof Ramon was there to capture the action as […]
Few one-day bike races capture the imagination quite like Paris-Roubaix. The cobbles, the dirt, the mud, the crashes; it truly is one of the hardest races on the calendar. In this piece we’ve trawled the archives to find some images that capture just how epic the Hell of the North is. Enjoy!
The cobbles of Northern France demand a lot, not just of the cyclists pounding across them during Paris-Roubaix, but of the bike and component manufactures as well. In this post CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett takes a look at some of the bike modifications that have been introduced for this year’s “Hell of the North”.
Paris-Roubaix is one of the biggest races on the international cycling calendar, not just for the riders lining up to take on the rough stuff, but for the mechanics too. Indeed tyre choice is more important at Paris-Roubaix than in any other race throughout the year. CyclingTips’ European reported Dave Everett spoke to team mechanics […]