Tagged: Roubaix

All my posts that mention Roubaix in some way.

Paris Roubaix Mud

Paris – Roubaix 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

It’s that time of year for the Hell of the North – Paris Roubaix. Luckily for the riders involved, the weather forecast looks pretty reasonable. A temperature of 15 degrees is good enough to not have to wear the leg/arm warmers and with only the odd shower forecast, they should get away with not having slippy cobbles and a quagmire to deal with. We’ve got...

2015 Quievy Cobbles Tour de France

Tour de France Cobbles – An Amateur Experience

With today’s Tour de France Stage 4 going over some of the cobbles in Northern France – it’s time to regurgitate my interesting experience of Paris Roubaix in 2013. As you can see, one climb, and apart from the cobbles, a fairly easy stage. The start of the 2013 Paris Roubaix Challenge was a little underwhelming with small groups setting off whenever they wanted and...

Paris Roubaix Hincapie Mud

Paris – Roubaix 2015 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Paris – Roubaix is the flattest of all the classics but has around 30km of brutal cobbled sections (which I can vouch for). The race traditionally suits heavier, powerful riders but without Boonen and Cancellara, the race is ready to move onto a new generation. If wet, this race can descend into a true Hell of the North and will have plenty of crashes. Hopefully...

Arenberg Forest Trench - Mathew Mitchell

Riding the Arenberg Forest Trench

The Arenberg Trench is a stretch of road in Northern France, famous for its brutal cobbles and forming the crunch point in the Paris – Roubaix race. I’ve been lucky enough (or unlucky) to ride the Arenberg and definitely did not have the best experience as written about here. Stopping for photos at the beginning, followed by getting stuck behind Sean Kelly doing a piece...

Close Encounters – Crashes with Spectators in Pro Cycling

Close Encounters – Crashes with Spectators in Pro Cycling

It’s a huge plus point that at the pinnacle of our sport, all you have to do to be a spectator for the race is work out where and when riders will go past and then…just turn up. There’s no entry fee and the world’s top pros are all available, almost in touching distance for that split second as they all fly by. Sometimes however,...

Paris – Roubaix Challenge 2013 – An Experience and A Lesson – Part 2b – Raceday

Paris – Roubaix Challenge 2013 – An Experience and A Lesson – Part 2b – Raceday

Paris – Roubaix Raceday Right so, when we left the action I’d managed to do a somersault over my bike on some metal railings (something like this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3q8OYuaf9M, only I was better and managed to unclip so didn’t do the extra roll on my back) and catch up with the rest of the group after the infamous Arenberg section. Lots of people were regrouping...