Trek-Segafredo recons the first women’s Paris-Roubaix

by Ronan Mc Laughlin

photography by Ronan Mc Laughlin


The eagerly anticipated, long-awaited first Paris-Roubaix Femmes is nearly upon us. Saturday will see the women’s peloton race on the fabled cobbles of the Hell of the North.

Ahead of Saturday’s race, we joined Trek-Segafredo for a mid-week recon ride. The team set off from Orchies to check out the cobbles, roads, and winds of northern France.

Unsurprisingly, the Trek squad will race Paris Roubaix on the Trek Domane endurance bike favoured by Trek teams for the northern classics. However, the women’s squad will race on Prismatic Pearl Domanes from Trek’s Project One program.

Trek says “Prismatic Pearl is a psychedelic, mind-bending paint scheme on a different plane of consciousness. It morphs in changing light to show every colour and shade of the rainbow.” We say, it looks fabulous. What do you say?