On Sunday 12 April the bunch sets off for the 118th edition of Paris-Roubaix. Also known as the ‘Hell of the North’, the race is one of the oldest and one of the most difficult one-day races with riders having to endure a daunting gauntlet of cobbled sectors before the finish in the Roubaix Velodrome. The 30 sectors of pavé on this year’s route add up to 55 kilometres, while the total route amounts to 259 kilometres. (Slideshow route/profile)
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Easily outsprinting fellow-attacker Nils Politt in the Roubaix Velodrome, Philippe Gilbert won the 2019 edition. Yves Lampaert rounded out the podium.
Also interesting: records and winners in Paris-Roubaix.
Paris – Roubaix 2020: route, videos, more
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