The much-anticipateed 2021 Paris-Roubaix (“the Hell of the North”) bicycle race will take place on October the 3rd. It has been suggested that if someone was to propose a race like this today the idea would be ridiculed and dismissed. The iconic 1976 documentary film “A Sunday in Hell,” the story of which is told in William Fotheringham's excellent book “Sunday in Hell”.
Trek-Segafredo's Lizzie Deignan is the winner of the first women's version of the cobbled Classic Paris Roubaix. With a surprisingly long solo ride, the British girl held off top favourite Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) for a truly historic win.
Top Ride: The culmination of my visit to Holy Week was the long anticipated, much feared, and never completed ride across the parcours of Paris-Roubaix. Finally I learned what it was like to battle the toughest roads in northern France and earn my own lap of honour at the Roubaix velodrome.
For Sunday's Paris-Roubaix, we have put together a collection of the best photos from the cobbles spanning a near 50 year period, from the 1970s to last year, 2019. Mud, dust, crashes and heroes - Hell of the North photo gallery.
Selle Italia new full Carbon SLR Boost Tekno Superflow saddle, Endura’s fall/winter GV500 collection, 100% Peter Sagan Limited-Edition Collection in time for Paris-Roubaix, Fulcrum Rapid Red Carbon: Discover new horizons fast, Enduro Bearings new Maxhit Line; zero stack headset and Vadolibero Vertik – the new Gold edition.
Roadside Reload: On Sunday April 8th 2012, I got a second chance for a once in a lifetime experience of chasing the most feared Monument of the year – Paris-Roubaix. And just like my ride across these hellish roads a couple days prior, this day was nothing short of ‘epic’
With the World championship road race just done and Paris-Roubaix this weekend, John Thomson has put together another BIG photo gallery for our pleasure. Belgium and France - Hot beds of cycling, cobbles, fashion and beer, with a bit of Italian Strade Bianche style thrown in.
Paris-Roubaix in October! Better than no L'enfer du Nord as in 2020, and the weather forecast say's there is a 90% chance of rain on Sunday, so we may get a muddy Roubaix. Ed Hood is looking forward to cobbled battle through the worst of the elements - here is his hell of a preview.
What we first knew as the Sufferfest training videos over 10 years ago, has evolved into a full suite of fitness and cycling based training plans, workouts and entertainment videos now called Wahoo SYSTM. Sufferfest founder David McQuillen took us through the new suite for a personal first look at all that SYSTM offers.