Paris-Roubaix

Photo gallery: A glimpse into cycling’s past at Paris-Roubaix’s retro market

It may have been hours before the team presentation held on the day before Paris-Roubaix, but the cycling aficionados were already in attendance. As they waited for the riders, they wandered around a pop-up market held metres from the sign-on area in Compiègne’s Place Charles de Gaulle. For those interested in the sport’s past, it …

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Communication breakdown: The full story behind Niki Terpstra’s mystery crash at Paris-Roubaix

Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors) suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure last weekend at Paris-Roubaix while riding in support of team leader Tom Boonen. In an episode that recalled George Hincapie’s broken steerer tube on the Mons-en-Pévèle secteur in 2006, Terpstra’s steerer tube broke unexpectedly on the Maing à Monchaux-sur-Écaillon sector, sending the 2014 Roubaix champion tumbling to …

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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 of BMC Racing took his first Monument victory in the Roubaix velodrome, beating out Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step Floors) and Sebastian Langeveld (Cannondale-Drapac). The victory came as a bit of redemption for Van Avermaet, who …

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Paris-Roubaix: Moments in History

The Queen of the Classics, L’enfer du Nord, The Hell of the North – the many nicknames of Paris-Roubaix reflect its reputation as probably the hardest one-day race in the world. The cobbles, the dirt, the mud, the crashes; it’s a race that captures the attention like few others. For this piece we trawled the …

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For the love of the stones: Les Amis de Paris-Roubaix keeps cobblestone tradition alive

Think of Paris-Roubaix and the first thing that springs to mind are the cobblestone roads. Rather than the 202km of regular old asphalt, no different from any other race on the calendar, it’s the other 55km that set this race apart. The cobbles are Paris-Roubaix. As crazy as it sounds now, there was at one …

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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 professional career could be over as soon as 2019. Speaking with journalists at his gran fondo charity event in Westlake Village, California, over the weekend, Sagan said his career could perhaps last another …

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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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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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