Paris Roubaix 5
Looking at recent form it is hard to see past Fabian Cancellara joining the elite ‘four times winners’ club this weekend at Paris-Roubaix. Fabian will need some luck on his side though. Although he’ll most likely be the strongest rider on the start line, punctures and crashes play a huge bearing in this race. Fabian […]
It’s Paris-Roubaix weekend, the Queen of the Classics, the ‘Hell of the North’. This is the toughest, baddest race of the season. If it were introduced today, Health & Safety committees across Europe would object. But with the history the race has, it remains a centre piece, season after season illustrating why only the hardest […]
Paris Roubaix is well known for treacherous road surfaces, namely the cobbles, including such famous sections as the Arenberg forest. Yoann Offredo relaxed a little too prematurely followed a cobbled section in last years race.
Eric Vanderaerden was the greatest talent to come out of Belgium since Eddy Merckx. In some ways his career never seemed to fulfil its potential, but then the pressure on any cyclist from Belgium is immense. Eric was a fabulous time-trialist and sprinter, winning the Tour de France prologue and wearing the yellow jersey for […]
Paris Roubaix, probably acknowledged as the hardest one-day race in the world – The Queen Of The Classics. On a dry day the dust can be extreme, on a day like this in 1985 the mud is incredible. Riding over sixty kilometres on rough cobbles takes an incredible toil on the body, Sean Kelly said […]