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Riding the Pavé (Cobbles) of Paris Roubaix
Sports Tours International are the Cycling Classics experts and we are giving you the opportunity in 2015 to ride the Paris-Roubaix Challenge which is the cyclo-sportive version of the event on the Saturday, followed by watching the Pro race on the Sunday. All of this in one fantastic weekend travel package.
The ultimate challenge is to ride the 170k from Busigny to Roubaix, on the same course as the pros will do the day after. However, the routes of 141k and 70k will also leave you plenty of opportunity to get to know the tough cobblestone sections of the mythical Paris-Roubaix race.
The numbering of the varying cobble stone sections is identical to the numbering in the elite race. Some consecutive sections have the same number.
Some tips on riding cobbles:
The Paris-Roubaix one day Pro Race consists of various cobbled sections which are numbered and they also have names. Some of them are very well-known like the Forest of Arenberg.
Below you will find an overview of the various sections. Some of these also featured in the 2014 Tour de France where stage five forays into cobbled territory, which sees riders tackle nine sections of pave totalling 15.4km, including iconic names from Paris-Roubaix like the Carrefour de l’Arbre and finishing in Arenberg.
SP28 Troisvilles à Inchy*** 2.2km long
SP27 Viesly à Quiévy*** 1.8km long
SP26 Quiévy à Saint-Python**** 3.7km long
SP25 Saint-Python** 1.5km long
SP24 Solesmes à Haussy** 800m long
SP23 Saulzoir à Verchain** 1.2km long
SP22 Verchain-Maugré à Quérénaing*** 1.6km long
SP21 Quérénaing à Maing** 2.5km long
SP20 Maing à Monchaux-sur-Ecaillon*** 1.6km long
SP19 Haveluy à Wallers**** 2.5km long
SP18 Trouée d'Arenberg***** 2.4km long
SP17 Wallers à Hélesmes** 1.6km long. Will also feature during Stage 5 of the 2014 Tour de France
SP16 Hornaing à Wandignies**** 3.7km long. Will also feature during Stage 5 of the 2014 Tour de France
SP15 Warlaing à Brillon*** 2.4km long. Will also feature during Stage 5 of the 2014 Tour de France
SP14 Tilloy à Sars-et-Rosières*** 2.4km long. Will also feature during Stage 5 of the 2014 Tour de France
SP13 Beuvry-la-forêt à Orchies** 1.4km long
SP12 Orchies** 1.7km long
SP11 Auchy-lez-Orchies à Bersée*** 2.6km long. Will also feature during Stage 5 of the 2014 Tour de France. Fabian Cancellara attacked before the Mons-en-Pévèle sector and then solo-ed to the win.
SP10 Mons-en-Pévèle*** 3km long. Will also feature during Stage 5 of the 2014 Tour de France
SP9 Mérignies à Avelin** 700m long
SP8 Pont-Thibaut à Ennevelin*** 1.4km long. Will also feature during Stage 5 of the 2014 Tour de France
SP7 Templeuve - Moulin-de-Vertain** 500m long
SP6 Cysoing à Bourghelles*** 1.3km long
SP6 Bourghelles à Wannehain*** 1.1km long
SP5 Camphin-en-Pévèle**** 1.8km long
SP4 Carrefour de l'Arbre***** 2.1km long
SP3 Gruson** 1.1km long. Will also feature during Stage 5 of the 2014 Tour de France
SP2 Willems à Hem** 1.4km long
FINISH AT THE ROUBAIX VELODROME
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