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.
It was a day of historic – and epic – proportions. We’ve journeyed far, across continents, oceans, and the toughest roads in Europe, to arrive at the route for Sunday’s Hell of the North – Paris-Roubaix. Me and my butt found out first hand what it’s like to ride the “pavé”.
Andrea Tafi won Paris-Roubaix in 1999, but it was no surprise. The Northern cobbles are in his Tuscan blood with second, third, fifth and tenth places during his career. Robin Morton spoke to Andrea about his win and riding gravel in the US.
DS Interview: As Ed Hood was trying not to get too disappointed about the cancelation of De Ronde van Vlaanderen this Sunday, he thought he should talk to a real Flandrien. A born and bred man of the cobbles - Wilfried Peeters, successful rider and top Directeur Sportif.
Mar 19, 2020 - No racing, but the wheels on the cycling world are still turning. Van Aert and the UCI-Top Story. Giro? Evenepoel, Van der Poel, Van Avermaet and Ulissi talk. Canceled races, quarantine, AG2R, Van Lerberghe, Sanremo virtual and Wolfpack video.
Feb 10, 2020 - Young Tadej Pogačar showed his class in Valencia - All the results from Valencia, Saudi, Bességes and Krawatencross. Valverde to retire-Top Story. Other cycling news: Colombia and Deutschland Tour, Degenkolb Roubaix cobble sector, Bigla-Katusha kit, women's Movistar team, association of women’s cycling, Lang and Macron in Warsaw and Gibbons first podcast.
May 06, 2019 - The fans were out roadside in Yorkshire for some top action. All the results, quotes and video from the north of England and Tour of Romandie. Goolaerts' death still a mystery - Top Story. The 2019 Giro d'Italia team announcements. No Italian Tour for Valverde, Bernal and Moscon. Deceuninck for California, Olivier to retire, Sunweb and Ensing split and INEOS team car video.
PeloPics: Sunday saw Philippe Gilbert add Paris-Roubaix 2019 to his already out-standing palmarès. The Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider out-sprinted Katusha-Alpecin's Nils Politt on the Roubaix Vélodrome for the cobbled victory. Here is our choice of pics and video from the road to Roubaix.