I'm thinking of going and watching next years Paris Roubaix.
I was wondering if anybody could recommend a secteur for spectating.
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.
Are you going to ride the new sportive too?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.