Terpstra wins Paris-Roubaix 2014

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.

Jean Metzinger’s “At the Cycle-Race Track (Au Vélodrome)”, 1912

“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 …

Trouée d’Arenberg (Arenberg Forest)

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 2013 Route and Cobbled Sectors with Ratings

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 …

Specialized Roubaix 2013

Specialized Roubaix 2013: named after Paris-Roubaix, “the queen of the classics”, the famous classic race over the cobbles, Specialized’s endurance bike was designed to soak up the worst of the bumps through its innovative Zerts inserts. The Zerts are essentially a damper placed in the rear stays and the forks that absorb road vibration. Specialized …

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 2013

Cannondale Synapse built for everyday cyclists, century riders, long-distance riders, and any other cyclists enjoying the miles, willing to sacrifice some top-end speed for a smoother ride.

Cannondale Synapse Alloy 2013

Cannondale Synapse is one of Cannondale’s best-selling models, first introduced in 2007. It offers silky-smooth performance that’s a perfect fit for everyday cyclists, century riders, and any other cyclist willing to sacrifice some top-end speed for a smoother ride. There are two Synapse models available: Carbon and Alloy. Alloy is, of course, the cheaper alternative. …