2014 Paris-Roubaix

RBX April 13 2014
Paris–Roubaix is a one-day professional bicycle road race in northern France, starting north of Paris and finishing on the Belgian frontier. From its beginning in 1896 until 1967 it started in Paris and ended in Roubaix; since 1968 the start has been in Compiègne (about 85 kilometres (53 mi) north-east from Paris centre). The finish is still in Roubaix. Famous for rough terrain and cobblestones (setts), it is one of the ‘Monuments’ or classics of the European calendar, and contributes points towards the UCI World Ranking. It has been called the Hell of the North, a Sunday in Hell (also the title of a film about the 1976 race), the Queen of the Classics or la Pascale: the Easter race. The race is organised by the media group Amaury Sport Organisation annually in mid-April.
First run in 1896, Paris–Roubaix is one of cycling’s oldest races. It is known for its many ‘cobbled sectors’, being, with the Tour of Flanders and Gent–Wevelgem, one of the cobbled classics. Since 1977, the winner of Paris–Roubaix has received a sett (cobble stone) as part of his prize. The terrain has led to the development of specialised frames, wheels and tyres. Punctures and other mechanical problems are common and often influence the result.
wikipedia [UCI 1.UWT | FRA]

* Live tracker [www.letour.fr]


Pavé (Cobbled sectors):
Sector Distance Location Length Difficulty rating
28 98.5km Troisvilles 2.2km ✶✶✶
27 104km Viesly 1.8km ✶✶✶
26 106.5km Quiévy 3.7km ✶✶✶✶
25 112.5km Saint-Python 1.5km ✶✶
24 119.5km Solesmes 0.8km ✶✶
23 126km Saulzoir 1.2km ✶✶
22 130km Verchain – Maugré 1.6km ✶✶✶
21 135km Quérénaing – Famars 1.2km ✶✶
20 140km Monchaux-sur-Ecaillon 1.6km ✶✶✶
19 153km Haveluy 2.5k0m ✶✶✶✶
18 161km Trouée d’Arenberg 2.4km ✶✶✶✶✶
17 167.5km Wallers – Hélesmes, aka “Pont Gibus” 1.6km ✶✶✶
16 174km Hornaing 3.7km ✶✶✶✶
15 182km Warlaing – Brillon 2.4km ✶✶✶
14 185km Tilloy – Sars-et-Rosières 2.4km ✶✶✶✶
13 191km Beuvry-la-Forêt – Orchies 1.4km ✶✶✶
12 196km Orchies 1.7km ✶✶✶
11 204km Auchy-lez-Orchies – Bersée 2.7km ✶✶✶✶
10 208km Mons-en-Pévèle 3.0km ✶✶✶✶✶
09 214km Mérignies – Avelin 0.7km ✶✶
08 217.5km Pont-Thibaut 1.4km ✶✶✶
07 223.5km Templeuve – Moulin de Vertain 0.5km ✶✶
06 230km Cysoing – Bourghelles 1.3km ✶✶✶✶
6B 232.5km Bourghelles – Wannehain 1.1km ✶✶✶
05 237km Camphin-en-Pévèle 1.8km ✶✶✶✶
4 240km Le Carrefour de l’Arbre 2.1km ✶✶✶✶✶
03 242km Gruson 1.1km ✶✶
02 249km Hem 1.4km ✶✶
01 256km Roubaix 0.3km ✶

[1] Paris-Roubaix 2014 [www.letour.fr]
[2] Paris – Roubaix 2014 [SBS Cycling Central]
[3] Paris-Roubaix 2014 Live Dashboard [SteepHill]
[4] Paris-Roubaix 2014 [CyclingNews]

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