Category: Paris-Roubaix

Commentary: Down and out at the Paris-Roubaix Challenge

Lulled into a false sense of security, my bike was stolen at one of the biggest cyclosportives in Europe. Please learn from my mistake, because it could happen to you too.

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Roubaix tech gallery: Chain catchers, fat tires, and road bike suspension

To handle the season’s roughest, toughest classic race, riders and teams resort to all manner of tech tricks to smooth out the ride at Paris-Roubaix.

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Gallery: The merciless cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix

Crashes, mechanicals, and other mishaps spoil the day for some, but Philippe Gilbert prevails, riding a perfect race to win his fourth of cycling’s five monument classics.

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Vanmarcke rues jammed derailleur in Paris-Roubaix finale

After playing his cards perfectly when the decisive breakaway went up the road, an untimely mechanical leaves Sep Vanmarcke sprinting for fourth at Roubaix.

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High-risk bet on pavé pays off in spades for Gilbert

The cycling equivalent to a mid-life crisis leads Gilbert to the cobbled classics, and in a span of just 24 months, he wins cycling’s two biggest monument classics.

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Van Aert: ‘Hopefully in the future I can come back with more luck’

The legs were there for the cyclocross champion, but the fortune wasn’t: Van Aert picks over a race that could have been.

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Gilbert leads home Quick-Step masterclass at Paris-Roubaix

Phillipe Gilbert takes victory in fourth different monument, coming into the velodrome with Nils Politt and powerfully outsprinting the German.

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Stone stories: Personal tales from Paris-Roubaix

COMPIEGNE, France (VN) — Mitch Docker was crushed. His Paris-Roubaix was over. As the peloton charged into the bone-rattling cobblestones at Troisvilles à Inchy, the opening sector of the 2017 race, Docker felt his tire go soft. It was the worst moment for a mechanical calamity, and Docker knew it. Docker had emotional weight behind […]

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Areruya becomes African pioneer at Paris-Roubaix

COMPIEGNE, France (VN) — Fans crowded around Joseph Areruya as he walked through the courtyard of the Palais de Compiégne, the host venue for Paris-Roubaix’s grand depart. They snapped photos with Areruya and asked him to sign paper trading cards with his face printed on the front. WorldTour stars typically receive most of the attention […]

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Chasing Roubaix: A wild ride on France’s cobblestone trail

COMPIEGNE, France (VN) — The 2018 edition of Paris-Roubaix will forever be remembered for Peter Sagan’s dramatic attack and long breakaway on the cobblestones. Most of us watched it on television, or streamed it live on the internet. VeloNews European correspondent Andrew Hood saw the action from the windows of his car. Last April Hood tagged […]

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