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 advantage at keeping the body that bit fresher will result in riders performing better. As is usually the case, this year’s edition saw numerous teams on equipment that hasn’t been seen at previous editions. Team Sky, …


Battle of the pave: the challenges of Le Tour’s cobblestone stage

Stage 5 of the 2014 Tour de France is one of the most anticipated stages of this year’s edition, thanks to 15km worth of cobblestone sectors made famous by Paris-Roubaix. As Kit Hinders writes, it’s a stage that’s got many of the riders nervous, and with good reason.

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 …


Stage 3: Wanze – Porte du Hainaut

If you ever thought the beginning flatlands of the Tour de France were boring and predictable, stage 3 proved to throw that perception upside down.  Wanze – Porte du Hainaut was just as exciting as Paris Roubaix in my view. I was jumping out of my skin watching all 13.2 kilometers of cobbles and crashes!  These …


How To Ride The Cobbles – By Koen de Kort

Most of us will never race the Spring Classics or even ride proper cobbles on the roads of France or Belgium. If you get the opportunity, for a brief moment you’ll get to imagine yourself racing Paris-Roubaix and have an appreciation for what the pros go through while racing over this terrain. The cobbles is …


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