Entry to Dunkerque-Roubaix 2014 opened on Tuesday 18th March
Entry to HotChillee’s brand new event, Dunkerque-Roubaix 2014 opened at 12 noon (GMT) on Tuesday 18th March. To enter click here.
The new 165km Dunkerque to Roubaix single day Spring Classic with Olympic Champion Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas takes place on 27 April 2014. The ride will start in Dunkerque and wind through the fields of Flaanders before joining the final 40km of the most coveted spring classics, the Paris-Roubaix. The route will include the last nine pavé sections, five of which are in a flagged race section, before all the riders converge for the final ride into the Roubaix Velodrome.
Geraint Thomas, winner of the Junior Paris-Roubaix in 2004, will be riding with some invited legends. Top of Geraint’s guest list is Magnus Backstedt, winner of the pro race in 2004 and Tour de France legend Stephen Roche who also won the Junior Paris-Roubaix in 1980.
The route is authentic classic roads and includes the nine final pavé sections of Paris-Roubaix:
Pont Thibaut to Ennevelin 1400m ***
Templeuve 200m *
Moulin de Vertain 600m ***
Cysoing to Bourghelles 1300m ****
Bourghelles to Wannehain 1100m ****
Camphin en Pévele 1800m ****
Carrefour de l’Arbre 2100m *****
Entrée de Gruson 1100m **
Hem 1400m **
The Saturday night before the event (26 April) Thomas will be hosting a dinner for all riders with star guests including Magnus Backstedt and Stephen Roche.
Entry opens at noon (GMT) on Tuesday 18 March 2014 via the web site www.dunkerque-roubaix.com and will be limited. The basic entry is £500 which includes, accommodation, full entry with rolling road closures and support, celebrity dinner, Roubaix finish line celebration, use of the velodrome showers and bar, bike and bus transportation from Roubaix back to Dunkerque.