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EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!

Nov 05, 2018 - Mathieu van der Poel took his second European cross championship in his usual fashion. Reports and video from the Euro champs, Saitama Criterium and the Koppenbergcross. Women's Paris-Roubaix - Top Story. Other news: Tour de France, Tour de l'Avenir, Wallonie-Bruxelles, European champs 2019 and 2020, Lotto talk Giro, contracts, Bigla, Trek'19 kit and cross motivation.

RETRO TALK: Andrea Tafi and Paris-Roubaix

Retro Interview: With the announcement that Andrea Tafi is hoping ride the 2019 Paris-Roubaix at 52 years of age, we thought it a good idea to hear what the Italian three Monument winner had to say on the eve of his final season in the pro peloton back in 2005.

Roadside PEZ: Ed’s Paris-Roubaix’07

As we count down to Sunday and the Hell of the North, Ed Hood looks back at the 2007 Paris Roubaix and how the underdog, Stuart O'Grady, left the top riders in his dust. As a regular to the Queen Classic, Ed and his pals inspect the cobbles of Arenberg, the mechanics at work, the Roubaix velodrome and, of course, a local bar.

PEZ Bookshelf: Sunday in Hell

The 116th edition of the always much-anticipated Paris-Roubaix is about to take place. Its attraction might be summed up by Theo de Rooij: “It’s a bollocks, this race, it’s a pile of shit - it’s the most beautiful race in the world!” If you watch the film “A Sunday in Hell,” the story of which is told in William Fotheringham's new book “Sunday in Hell”, you might actually believe him.

Roubaix’18: The PEZ Hell Of The North Preview!

Race Preview: Of all the one-day Classics Paris-Roubaix is unique. Other races have cobbled sections, but nothing as severe as the pavé of the Hell of the North. This Sunday sees the 116th edition of L'enfer du Nord, Ed Hood gives us the low-down on the course and history and which riders to place your bets on.