Where Paris-Roubaix 2018 will be decided, part 4: Roubaix Velodrome

Ellis Bacon 26 Mar 2018 After 260km of hell, one and a half laps in a cauldron of noise will separate legends from also-rans Words Ellis Bacon Photography Kevin Faingnaert Also read : Where Paris-Roubaix 2018 will be decided, part 1: The Arenberg Forest Where Paris-Roubaix 2018 will be decided, part 2: Mons-en-Pévèle Where Paris-Roubaix 2018 will be decided, part 3: Carrefour de l’Arbre The Champs-Elysées, Alpe d’Huez, Mont Ventoux… iconic places all, although often for their associations with the Tour de France. There are few events outside of the Tour that can compete, but the venue that hosts the finale of Paris-Roubaix – a race first run in 1896, making it seven years older than the Tour – certainly comes close. Roubaix’s velodrome is also known as the Vélodrome André Pétrieux and apparently got its name from a local Roubaix father and son, who shared the same name and ...

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