Paris-Roubaix 2015 Route and Cobbled sectors: the 113th edition of Paris-Roubaix will be running from Compiègne – Clairoix to Roubaix and will cover a total distance of 253.5 kilometers. There are 27 cobbled sectors (total of 52,7 km).

This year’s route is not completely flat, especially the first part contains many roller-coaster climbs and downhills. The first cobbled sector, Troisvilles is at 98.5km.

Paris-Roubaix 2015 route and profile

Paris-Roubaix 2015 route, profile and cobbled sectors
Paris-Roubaix 2015 route, profile and cobbled sectors

Paris-Roubaix 2015 cobbled sectors

The rating of a cobbled sector depends on its length, status of cobblestones, and its distance from the start (later in the race – it’s harder)

#27 Troisvilles

3-star
  • Length: 2200 meters
  • Distance from start: 98.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 155 km

#26 Viesly

3-star
  • Length: 1800 meters
  • Distance from start: 105 km
  • Distance to finish: 148.5 km

#25 Quiévy

4-star
  • Length: 3700 meters
  • Distance from start: 108 km
  • Distance to finish: 145.5 km

#24 Saint-Python

2-star
  • Length: 1500 meters
  • Distance from start: 112.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 141 km

#23 Vertain

3-star
  • Length: 2300 meters
  • Distance from start: 120.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 133 km

#22 Verchain-Maugré

3-star
  • Length: 1600 meters
  • Distance from start: 130 km
  • Distance to finish: 123.5 km

#21 Quérénaing – Maing

3-star
  • Length: 2500 meters
  • Distance from start: 133.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 120 km

#20 Monchaux-sur-Ecaillon

3-star
  • Length: 1600 meters
  • Distance from start: 136.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 117 km

#19 Haveluy

4-star
  • Length: 2500 meters
  • Distance from start: 149.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 104 km

#18 Trouée d’Arenberg

5-star
  • Length: 2400 meters
  • Distance from start: 158 km
  • Distance to finish: 95.5 km
Paris-Roubaix 2015 Route and Cobbled sectors - Arenberg Forest
Paris-Roubaix 2015 Route and Cobbled sectors: 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. The 2.4 km cobbled road first used in Paris-Roubaix in 1968, and quickly became the race’s symbol. The road was proposed for the “Queen of the Classics” by former professional cyclist Jean Stablinski. Stablinski had special knowledge of Arenberg. Before he even turned professional he worked in the mine at the southern entrance to the Forest.

#17 Wallers – Hélesmes, “Pont Gibus”

3-star
  • Length: 1600 meters
  • Distance from start: 164 km
  • Distance to finish: 89.5 km

#16 Hornaing

4-star
  • Length: 3700 meters
  • Distance from start: 170.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 83 km

#15 Warlaing – Brillon

3-star
  • Length: 2400 meters
  • Distance from start: 178 km
  • Distance to finish: 75.5 km

#14 Tilloy – Sars-et-Rosières

4-star
  • Length: 2400 meters
  • Distance from start: 181.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 72 km

#13 Beuvry-la-Forêt – Orchies

3-star
  • Length: 1400 meters
  • Distance from start: 188 km
  • Distance to finish: 65.5 km

#12 Orchies

3-star
  • Length: 1700 meters
  • Distance from start: 193 km
  • Distance to finish: 60.5 km

#11 Auchy-lez-Orchies – Bersée

4-star
  • Length: 2700 meters
  • Distance from start: 199 km
  • Distance to finish: 54.5 km

#10 Mons-en-Pévèle

5-star
  • Length: 3000 meters
  • Distance from start: 204.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 49 km
Paris-Roubaix 2015 Route and Cobbled sectors - Mons-en-Pévèle
Paris-Roubaix 2015 Route and Cobbled sectors: The second of three sectors usually graded as five-star difficulty in Paris-Roubaix, Mons-en-Pévèle is a 3-km sector that includes a 16 meters rise and 2 right-angled turns. It was first used in 1978 and, as of 2015, has been used every year except 2001. Image: Cycling Weekly

#9 Mérignies – Avelin

2-star
  • Length: 700 meters
  • Distance from start: 210.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 43 km

#8 Pont-Thibaut

3-star
  • Length: 1400 meters
  • Distance from start: 217.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 36 km

#7 Templeuve – Moulin de Vertain

2-star
  • Length: 500 meters
  • Distance from start: 220 km
  • Distance to finish: 33.5 km

#6 Cysoing – Bourghelles

4-star
  • Length: 1300 meters
  • Distance from start: 226.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 27 km

#6b Bourghelles – Wannehain

3-star
  • Length: 1100 meters
  • Distance from start: 229 km
  • Distance to finish: 24.5 km

#5 Camphin-en-Pévèle

4-star
  • Length: 1800 meters
  • Distance from start: 233.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 20 km

#4 Le Carrefour de l’Arbre

5-star
  • Length: 2100 meters
  • Distance from start: 236.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 17 km
Le Carrefour de l'Arbre
Paris-Roubaix 2015 Route and Cobbled sectors: Le Carrefour de l’Arbre (or Pavé de Luchin) is the last section of pavé of the hardest level of difficulty, five-stars. The crossroads (carrefour) is on open land between Gruson and Camphin-en-Pévèle. The route departs westward from Camphin-en-Pévèle along the rue de Cysoing towards Camphin de l’Arbre. The first half is a series of corners, then along irregular pavé towards Luchin. The second half finishes at the Café de l’Arbre restaurant and has even more pavé. This 2.1 km sector has often proved decisive due to its proximity to Roubaix (17-15 km) and cumulative difficulty. Image: Cycling Weekly

#3 Gruson

2-star
  • Length: 1100 meters
  • Distance from start: 239.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 14 km

#2 Hem

2-star
  • Length: 1400 meters
  • Distance from start: 245.5 km
  • Distance to finish: 8 km

#1 Roubaix

1-star
  • Length: 300 meters
  • Distance from start: 252 km
  • Distance to finish: 1.5 km

Paris-Roubaix 2015 route map

Paris-Roubaix 2015 route map

The starting town, Compiègne is a commune in the Oise department in northern France. It is located on the Oise River. Its inhabitants are called Compiégnois. With more than 11,000 licence holders, Compiègne has established itself as a sporting city.

Modern specialized facilities and the forest which completely surrounds the city encourages its inhabitants to play all kinds of sport. The town Compiègne is also home to the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), an engineering school founded in the mid-1970s to provide an alternative to the traditional “grandes écoles” for students interested in technical fields. The UTC has a strong international students program known as Esperanto, and hosts students from around the world.

Roubaix is the second largest city in the French region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais ranked by population with about 100,000 inhabitants. A city renowned for art and history, the city remains famous for its architectural heritage and for the economic boom which took place here during the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, thanks to the textile industry, of which it was the worldwide capital at the beginning of the 20th century.

This year Fabian Cancellara, and Tom Boonen aren’t participating. In the absence of the two stars, the favorites are: Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), Greg Van Avermaet (BMC), Zdeněk Štybar, Stijn Vandenbergh and Niki Terpstra (Etixx-Quick Step), Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo), Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas and Ian Stannard (Team Sky), Sep Vanmarcke (Team LottoNL – Jumbo), John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin), Lars Boom (Astana), Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Soudal), Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka), Arnaud Démare (FDJ).

Read more on the Paris-Roubaix official website

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