Welcome to the live event of the 119and Edition of Paris-Roubaix, the “Hell of the North”.
What ? A monument of cycling, for many “the most beautiful of the classics”. The opportunity to compete in a very open race where the dry road plays into the hands of the best riders in the peloton.
When ? Sunday 17 April, race start at 11am, live commentary starts around 2pm.
From where ? Between Compiègne and Roubaix: ie 257.2 kilometers of racing with 30 cobbled sections (54.8 kilometers).
On which channels? on the France Télévisions channels: live from 10.50am on France 3, then at 11.50am on France 4 and at 12.55pm on France 3. Eurosport 2 will broadcast the race live from 11am to 5.30pm.
Who is hosting this live? Florian Lefèvre and Jérôme Porier installed at the Kop d’Austerlitz. Alexandre Pedro in the Roubaix Velodrome, Aude Lasjaunias on the roads of the “Hell of the North”.
Favorites ? Third in 2021, Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel, winner of the Tour of Flanders, is chasing a first win in Roubaix. You can also see the Swiss Stefan Küng, the Danes Kasper Asgreen and Mads Pedersen. And because you always have to be wary of a Slovenian on a bike, we follow Matej Mohoric (winner of the last Milan-San Remo).
Belgian Wout Van Aert has recently been positive for Covid-19 and says he wants to serve as a luxury team member. We will also follow Filippo Gana (the Italian rolling machine) whose power can work wonders.
French chances? Teammate of Wout Van Aert at Jumbo-Visma, the Varois Christophe Laporte has a card to play, as does Valentin Madouas. Accustomed to pride of place in the classics, Anthony Turgis is an underdog. Florian Sénéchal, who retired from the north this season, wants to shine in “his” race.
What we probably won’t talk about? From our selection of the fifteen best chocolates for Easter
To read while waiting for departure:
Elisa Longo Borghini, an Italian sun in “Northern Hell”
The Roubaix Velodrome, between myth and anachrony
Frauenfeld can’t wait to try the “Hell of the North” again
Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel wins his 2nd placeand Tour of Flanders
Anthony Turgis sets out to conquer his first “monument”.