Paris Roubaix 2011

by badback   September 30, 2010  

Hi,

I'm thinking of going and watching next years Paris Roubaix.

I was wondering if anybody could recommend a secteur for spectating.

many thanks

Paul

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Arenberg or Carrefour are the 'biggies' - Arenberg is often a key point in the race and usually the key riders try and force a break - once the elastic breaks here, it's very hard to get back on. Carrefour is the last 4* sector and a fave point for the Flemish fans. People try and witness Arenberg and then belt to the velodrome for the finish.

Make mine an Italian with Campagnolo on the side

posted by monty dog [369 posts]
13th October 2010 - 18:22

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Are you going to ride the new sportive too?

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
13th October 2010 - 19:25

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is there another Paris Roubaix sportive on then rather then the bi-annual one run by the local cycling club - definitely one well worth doing.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4147 posts]
13th October 2010 - 20:05

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There is talk of ASO running an annual Paris Roubaix Sportive the day before the real race. The Bi Annual Sportive will also continue to run. Read about it somewhere last week but cant remember where.

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posted by demoff [344 posts]
13th October 2010 - 23:46

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ASO are planning to run a shortened event on the Saturday before the race - expect it to be pretty popular. Veloclub Roubaix will continue to arrange the bi-annual event which runs pretty well over the full course.

Make mine an Italian with Campagnolo on the side

posted by monty dog [369 posts]
14th October 2010 - 18:12

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Tony - in response to what would we like to see road.cc test, how about a 100kg rider on a Colnago C59 with the new (£4.5k) Reynolds RZR wheels taking in this new sportive, cobbles and all?

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
14th October 2010 - 18:40

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We're on it Old Cranky! Watch this space… but possibly don't hold your breadth. The ASO Roubaix Sportive sounds interesting but wonder if it will be as much fun as the Veloclub Roubaix one - they REALLY know how to lay on a good feed stop. Smile

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4147 posts]
14th October 2010 - 19:38

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