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2017 Paris-Roubaix tech: The bikes, tires, and gear that crushed the cobbles

Paris-Roubaix is a race that demands a lot from not just the riders, but also the equipment they use. Equipment sponsors know that any ad...

Photo gallery: The dust and the drama of the 2017 Paris-Roubaix

For a brief moment on Sunday afternoon, it looked as if Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) might have thrown away his chance of winning Paris-Roubai...

Van Avermaet defies his own expectations: ‘To be honest, I was not expecting to win Roubaix’

ROUBAIX, France (CT) – For several years Greg Van Avermaet was known as a rider who experienced more near-misses than major victories. Ho...

Van Avermaet takes Paris-Roubaix from five-rider group in velodrome

After a fast and tactical Paris-Roubaix that saw a reversal of fortunes for many pre-race favorites, Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet o...

Referencing oldest winner Duclos-Lassalle, Hayman ready for Paris-Roubaix defence

One a 38 year-old-Australian, the other a 62-year-old Frenchman. Mat Hayman and Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle are from a different time and pla...

‘I am ready to make a good race:’ 2015 winner Degenkolb psyched about Roubaix return

Two years ago John Degenkolb outsprinted Zdenek Stybar, Greg Van Avermaet, Lars Boom and two other riders to win Paris-Roubaix. The victo...

'One of the classiest of the big champions': Rivals, teammates celebrate Boonen’s career

Win or lose on Sunday, Tom Boonen’s retirement will leave the peloton without one of its most well-known champions. He’s been a ferocious...

With an eye on the all-time record, Boonen calm heading into final Roubaix

WIELSBEKE, Belgium (CT): Sitting at the head of the room, facing a sea of journalists, microphones and cameras at QuickStep’s pre-Roubaix...

Phinney out of Roubaix due to Flanders concussion

Although he was initially hopeful that he would be able to ride Paris-Roubaix, Taylor Phinney and the Cannondale-Drapac team have decided...

Preview: What you should know before watching the 2017 Paris-Roubaix

Few bike races capture the imagination quite like Paris-Roubaix. "L'enfer du Nord" ("The Hell of the North") is played out on the cobbles...

How I won Paris-Roubaix (from the breakaway)

The title of Paris-Roubaix winner belongs to a select few - the cream of the crop of cobbled riders. It takes experience, skill, a strong...

Cobbled Classics: Tom Boonen's Specialized Roubaix

Tom Boonen raced his last Tour of Flanders last weekend, and team sponsor Specialized made sure he was properly fitted for the occasion -...

Brake check: Will anyone ride disc brakes at Flanders or Roubaix?

After all the start-stop-start about disc brakes in the pro peloton, will anyone be riding them at the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix?...

'See Tom Go': As Classics season begins, Belgium prepares for Boonen’s farewell bonanza

Spring in Belgium is a particularly special time for cycling fans, but the next hundred days are reserved for the retiring Tom Boonen. Bo...

Sagan eyes Roubaix victory, hints that he could retire in 'three, four, five, six years'

World champion Peter Sagan is still only 26 — he turns 27 in January — yet the Slovakian rider has alluded to the possibility that his pr...