Roadside Report: Amongst the thousands of crazies roadside in the dust at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday was our own Lee Rodgers who was chasing the race with Velo Classic Tours. Seeing the Hell of the North live is a once in a lifetime experience and just like Lee's ride across these hellish roads a couple days prior, this day was nothing short of ‘epic’.
Everyone remembers their first time - the foreign road signs, different shop hours, chasing about countryside like idiots - all to catch a glimpse of cycling's most feared one-day Classic. David Pearce did all that and more at Paris-Roubaix, and lucky for us - he recorded the day on his camera.
Apr 17, 2014 - BMC’s Philippe Gilbert is showing he is on form for the Ardennes Classics with a win in Brabantse and Bryan Coquard wins in Camembert; results, quotes and video. Other cycling news: Amstel teams’ low-down, Robert Gesinks' heart problem, Arnaud Demare extends, Giro news and a backstage pass to Roubaix. Thursday EuroTrash coffee time.
For the riders, Paris-Roubaix is a personal experience that leaves a big impression. And just as the race is capable of braking bones, it's also the race that creates big careers or captures the very moment were a riders peaks. For the riders of Tinkoff-Saxo it's no different. From the start in the fashionable town of Compiegne to the arrival in the working-class city of Roubaix, the race demands all of the riders but gives everything back upon arrival at the velodrome.
Apr14, 2014 - That’s the Hell of the North done and dusted for another year and we have everything you need to know here in EuroTrash Monday. Rider quotes and video action from Roubaix, plus we catch up with the Vuelta al País Vasco, Circuit de la Sarthe, GP Pino Cerami, Chris Horner and Europcar. Maybe a cappuccino with a dusting of chocolate?
Kenny Dehaes represented Lotto Belisol in the early breakaway of the 112th Paris-Roubaix. A flat tyre in the Forest of Wallers made a sudden end to his adventure. The Dutch rider Niki Terpstra arrived solo at the finish in the velodrome of Roubaix.
Race Report: Crashes, attacks, punctures - it was the beautiful mayhem that we love about Paris-Roubaix as Patrick Lefevre's OmegaPharma-Quickstep squad again showed their strength in numbers and tactics as Niki Terpstra surged clear in a late solo move to take the biggest win of his career.
The Paris-Roubaix is here. The Hell of the North to Roubaix is only hours away and Fabian Cancellara, Sep Vanmarcke-first and second respectivelylast year, Tom Boonen, Peter Sagan, Thor Hushovd, Greg van Avermaet, Alexander Kristoff, Filippo Pozzato, John Degenkolb, Sébastien Turgot, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Arnaud Demare are all on the starting line.