Paris Roubaix sportive 2012

by Wookster   August 21, 2011  

Hello all,

Has any one done the Paris Roubaix sportive? The one where you ride most of the event and even do a lap of the velodrome? Fancy a challenge and this looks like it would be that! Can you point me in the direction of who organises the trip google is popping up quite a few options!

Thanks

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posted by Gkam84 [8957 posts]
21st August 2011 - 16:39

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Yes mate!! Thanks for that! Have you ridden it?

posted by Wookster [58 posts]
21st August 2011 - 16:57

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That's not actually the one where you finish in the velodrome (at least it didn't last year). the link is to a newer event run by ASO. This is the original one, it's cheaper and definitely finishes in the velodrome:

http://www.vc-roubaix-cyclo.fr/site/

Haven't done either but planning the velodrome finsh event next year

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posted by colinth [188 posts]
21st August 2011 - 19:42

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The link i put up does finish in the velodrome

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All riders must cross the Finish line at " Velodrome de Roubaix " to have a final ranking

It is also sanctioned and run by ASO

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posted by Gkam84 [8957 posts]
21st August 2011 - 20:14

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Thanks for the links, I know there was some issues this year sections missing on velodrome finish on the Aso event. Hope this is sorted for next year Big Grin

posted by Wookster [58 posts]
21st August 2011 - 20:35

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Here's some background on the issues surrounding this year's inaugural event:

http://road.cc/content/news/33946-paris-roubaix-challenge-gets-less-chal...

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8292 posts]
21st August 2011 - 20:41

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You need the VC Roubaix event which is run in June and not the soft-tapping, spendy version from ASO which misses out all the best bits. The VC Roubaix event supports the maintenance of the parcours too.

Make mine an Italian with Campagnolo on the side

posted by monty dog [369 posts]
22nd August 2011 - 20:31

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