Paris Roubaix

Paris-Roubaix: Moments in History

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!

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Tyre trends: what the teams are using for Paris-Roubaix

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 […]

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Paris-Roubaix preview

With Ronde van Vlaanderen now behind us it’s time for the third big Spring Classic of the season: Paris-Roubaix. Sunday’s race will be the 112th edition of the “Hell of the North” and with all the big favourites on the starting line, we should be in for another great show. Here’s Mikkel Conde’s preview of […]

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The cobbles of Paris-Roubaix, in slow motion

This great video, shot at the 2011 Paris-Roubaix, shows just how brutal the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix are.

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Kristof Ramon shoots the cobbled classics

With Paris-Roubaix now behind us, the cobbled classics are done and dusted for another year. But before the cycling world turns its attention back to Belgium and the Netherlands for the Ardennes Classics – the Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne and Liège–Bastogne–Liège – we thought we’d bring you a selection of great photos from […]

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Paris-Roubaix captured in time

If you went to bed early last night and missed Paris-Roubaix you can be excused: Cancellara was the overwhelming favourite and, in the end, he didn’t disappoint. But it wasn’t like Boonen’s 50km solo attack last year where the result was known well in advance. In fact, it wasn’t until the final 20 metres of […]

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Bikes of the Bunch: Colnago Mapei Master X-Light

Team Mapei was one of the most dominant classics squads of the 1990s, featuring the likes of Johan Museeuw, Michele Bartoli and Andrea Tafi. The team won Paris-Roubaix five times and in the lead-up to the 2013 edition of the race, Melbourne-based Mapei superfan, Jeff Provan, invited us to photograph his Colnago Mapei Master X-Light.

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News Shorts – 11th April, 2012

Last week’s headlines in Pro Cycling news and what’s coming up… Boonen puts his stamp on cycling; Classics stats; Monsieur Paris-Roubaix?; Spectacular season; A convincing win; What was Pozzato thinking?; Mads Schmidt; Guesdon retires; Sánchez wins País Vasco; Ardennes Classics; Durbridge wins Sarthe;

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News Shorts – Jan 25, 2012

I never want to chase the news but I always enjoy talking about the news. From this Wednesday onwards a mystery journalist who will go by the name of “Le Grimpeur” will be reporting on selected news snippets of the week to keep you abreast of what’s happening in pro cycling.

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Why The Tour Down Under Is Important To Flanders?

The Tour Down Under is an early season favorite for most of the pros and spectators. However, there’s more to it than beaches, sunshine, and parties in the buzzing city of Radelaide. There is a strong connection to the Tour of Flanders that might go unnoticed. What does the Tour Down Under have to do […]

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