Pino Cerami, 1960 Paris-Roubaix and La Flèche Wallonne winner, and the oldest Tour de France stage winner (1963) after second world war, has died aged 92, after a long illness.
Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) won the Paris-Roubaix 2014, the “queen of the classics” with a late attack on an elite group containing all the favorites in the last ten kilometer. John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) finished in second, big pre-race favorite Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) finished in third.
Paris-Roubaix choir, From Jørgen Leth’s 1976 movie “A Sunday in Hell”. An epic video!
“Au Vélodrome”, also known as “At the Cycle-Race Track” and “Le cycliste”, is a painting by the French painter Jean Metzinger. According to the art historian Erasmus Weddigen, it illustrates the final meters of the Paris-Roubaix monumental classic and portrays its 1912 winner Charles Crupelandt (1886-1955). The painting was acquired by Peggy Guggenheim in 1945 …
The Trouée d’Arenberg, also know as Tranchée d’Arenberg, (Trench of Arenberg), Trouee de Wallers Arenberg, is a straight cobbled road passing through the Arenberg Forest in northern France, and highly considered as the most dangerous and toughest part of the Paris-Roubaix.
Paris-Roubaix organizer ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation) has officially announced the ratings of 27 cobbled sectors in the 2013 edition of the race. This year the route is 254.5 km in total, and the peloton will have to ride on the cobbles a total of 52.6 km. Here are the Paris-Roubaix 2013 Route and Cobbled Sectors …
Paris-Roubaix, the “Queen of the Classics” will be held on this Sunday, on April 7. Here is the provisional Paris-Roubaix 2013 start list.