Paris-Roubaix

Q&A with Zdenek Stybar: Cobbled classics, the best day of his career, and when you’ll see him race cyclocross next

When Peter Sagan made it into the front group of the Olympic mountain-bike race earlier this month, road cycling fans marveled at seeing one of the sport’s  biggest stars competing with the best in the world on dirt and knobby tires. And while there’s something uniquely compelling about a world-class cyclist cross over from one …

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Mat Hayman surprises at Paris-Roubaix to win from daylong breakaway

Surprising the pre-race favorites, Mathew Hayman (Orica-GreenEdge) became the second Australian to win Paris-Roubaix Sunday, taking out the French Monument in a five-up sprint. Hayman, a former track rider, lead out the sprint in the Roubaix velodrome and was able to hold off Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep), Ian Stannard (Sky), Sep Vanmarcke (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Edvald Boasson Hagen …

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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! The 2016 edition …

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Video: Inside IAM Cycling’s preparation for Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix

One of the most important weeks of the professional cycling calendar lies ahead — the Ronde Van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) and Paris-Roubaix. Team IAM Cycling has released a video of its final preparation on the cobbles. “During the period from the end of February to April, the No.1 sport in Belgium is cycling,” said IAM Cycling rider Dries Devenyns. …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: De Gendt wins stage four of the Volta a Catalunya; Belletti and Gazprom-RusVelo win stages in Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali; Quintana: this is my reward for hard work; Porte and van Garderen hail successful collaboration; Contador: ‘It was impossible to catch Quintana’; Martin slips to fourth …

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Commentary: Why Tony Martin racing the cobbled classics changes everything

When three-time world time-trial champion Tony Martin announced last month that, for the first time in his career, he will focus on the cobblestone classics this season, the entire pro peloton took notice. Why? Because Martin’s participation tipped the scales in favor of an Etixx-QuickStep domination, from Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, which kicks off the classics season …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Andre Greipel wins round 1 of the Mallorca Challenge; UCI revises level-crossing rule after Paris-Roubaix incident; Alberto Gallego claims innocence and blames contamination for positive test; Jonathan Tiernan-Locke unhappy at being given Category 2 licence; Horner starts new medical treatment, still hopes to race in …

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The Week in Bike #54 – The Season Arc

Road season’s just getting going while cyclocross prepares for that last big bang. The circle of life, really, but with more awkward—especially where sprinting results, footed fencing, and US Weekly are concerned. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.

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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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