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AG2R'S cobble recon gives us a fleeting, covetous glimpse of a wet Roubaix

Team training camps and launches help to build the excitement ahead of race season, but nothing can excite classics fans quite like a Rou...

Omens from the past: Tao Geoghegan Hart at the U23 Paris-Roubaix

When it comes to cycling documentaries, the 2015 French film "Rêves d'Enfer" takes on a special significance this year. Not only does it ...

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 probabl...

Dreams of Hell: Watch Paris-Roubaix as you've never seen it

We know that you love a good cycling documentary and today we've got a great one to share with you. "Rêves d'Enfer" (or 'Dreams of Hell')...

Finally, ASO announces a women's Paris-Roubaix

For the first time ever, a women's Paris-Roubaix has hit the UCI calendar. Race organizer ASO announced on Tuesday that a women's Roubaix...

55 photos to make you miss Roubaix (more than you already do)

One day, Paris-Roubaix will return. That day is not today, and we miss it dearly. Last week, photographers Jered and Ashley Gruber sent o...

Think you're missing Paris-Roubaix? Spare a thought for these local superfans

If you think you're missing Paris-Roubaix today, spare a thought for these locals who typically celebrate their race over this rich and v...

Come watch vintage Paris-Roubaix with the #ClassicClassics crew

This Sunday, at precisely 11 am Eastern, we're all going to click play on the video above at the same time. Glorious synthy theme tunes a...

Bonkers bikes of Paris-Roubaix: A brief history

At Paris-Roubaix, more than any other race in cycling, technical innovation is given free rein in the pursuit of an advantage. The rider ...

Paris-Roubaix: You Don’t Know 'Till You Know

“Tomorrow he’ll understand.” That’s what Monsieur Paris-Roubaix Roger DeVlaeminck stated, in Flemish, in my general direction, on the nig...

The best corner in pro cycling: Entering the Roubaix velodrome

The television pictures on the big screen in the corner of the old Roubaix velodrome are a second or two behind reality. So you watch the...

At Paris-Roubaix, a once and future Wout Van Aert

Wout Van Aert dropped off the four-inch lip where the Roubaix velodrome’s concrete banking ends and the grass infield begins, then droppe...

The weekly spin: Flanders into Roubaix, pro cycling’s holiest of weeks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s often referred to as Holy Week, the span between the start of the Ronde van Vlaanderen in ...

John Degenkolb's fundraiser saves Paris-Roubaix Juniors

Facing a €10,000 shortfall and imminent cancellation, the under-19 edition of Paris-Roubaix found itself a saviour in the form of Roubaix...

How will climbers survive the cobbles?

Let’s suppose you, big Koen, were instead tiny Koen, a little climber type. Let’s suppose you were aiming for yellow in Paris. How would ...

The stone-by-stone guide to Paris-Roubaix’s 29 cobble sectors

The Arenberg and the Carrefour get all the press, but there are no easy or inconsequential sectors at Paris-Roubaix. Here's a rundown of ...

Answering questions on Roubaix's cobbles

“That’s another question mark finished,” Andreas Klier kept saying. He’d say it into the radio after a nasty sector, and to riders after ...

Book excerpt from Phil Gaimon's 'Draft animals: Living the pro cycling dream'

The following is an excerpt from 'Draft animals: Living the pro cycling dream (once in a while)' by Phil Gaimon, an account of his profes...

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 att...

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 tea...

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...