Introducing The Classics

by CyclingTips


With two of the most spectacular one-day races of the season – the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix – taking place in the next 10 days, Team Sky have produced their latest video which gives new fans of cycling an introduction to these historic ‘Monument Classics’ – with insights from the staff and riders who are set to tackle them.

While Flanders on Sunday 31 March is famous for its steep ‘hellingen’ climbs, Paris-Roubaix on Sunday 7 April is a pan-flat test of endurance over bone-jarring sectors of pavé, each graded on their length and severity.

The races are 100 and 117 years old respectively, and Belgium and northern France will come to a virtual standstill as the action unfurls with over 500,000 fans expected to line each the world-famous routes and millions more watching on television.

To read our full race preview of Tour of Flanders, click here.

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