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News and Updates for Paris-Roubaix 2012

The 2012 Paris-Roubaix is Sunday April 8, 2012

News and Updates for Paris-Roubaix 2011

2011 Paris-Roubaix Teams
Team Rosters and Withdrawals
Group riders by: or

Paris-Roubaix 2011 results

30 Big Photos from Paris-Roubaix 2011 (more photos added) — reuters/sirotti

Van Summeren solos to gutsy victory at Paris-Roubaixcyclingnews
Johan Van Summeren wins 2011 Paris-Roubaixvelonews
 Vaughters on Van Summeren and Garmin tactics in Paris-Roubaixcyclingnews
 Tom Boonean race clips and post-race interview (02:01 Flemish) —
A ‘Hell of the North’ indeed for Quick Stepvelonews
Former winner Stuart O’Grady among riders whose finishes were erased by time cutvelonews
Paris-Roubaix: The Queen turns her back on Quick Step velonation
Paris-Roubaix: Fabian Cancellara too strong for his own good velonation
30 Big Photos from Paris-Roubaix 2011 (more photos added) — reuters/sirotti
 2011 Last Km and Mid-Race
 2011 Highlights (Verslag) (05:08 Flemish) —
Graham Watson Photosvelonews
  2011 Race Highlights (10:13 English) — sbs
Van Summeren time: Paris-Roubaix analysis cyclesportmag/lionelbernie

En Direct: Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

April 10 update: A work in progress for 2011 Paris-Roubaix live and delayed coverage. Check back at race time for the unrestricted live links. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video, tv coverage or text updates/tickers as they become known. — Steve

Start time: Sunday 10:15 CET (); Current Weather for Paris, France
Earliest live video: 12:50 CET (); See all the live video, audio and text options
Approximate finish: 16:47 CET (); Current Weather for Roubaix, France

media source tv or internet comments/restrictions
eurosport    live video (english)
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   live video (english)
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   live audio (english)
 live ticker (english)
  tv schedule (british)
live at 11:15 BST/12:15 CET (300 min); highlights at 20:15 BST (60 min);
Audio languages: EN | FR | DE | ES | IT
Ticker languages: EN | FR | DE | ES | IT
   live video (english)
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North America; The new has exclusive video for the North America market. The first hour of their coverage will be FREE from 6:55 AM ET to 7:55 AM ET. Afterwards you can subscribe to watch the rest of the race. Subscribers will also get access to 30 minutes of highlights later in the day
   live video (french)
   live video (french)
  tv schedule
France2 TV live at 12:50 CEST (230 min); live video streaming is likely restricted to France and other French-speaking regions.
   live video (english)
  tv schedule
South Africa; Super Sport with english commentary at 12:50-17:05 SAST/CEST.
sporza    live video (flemish)
   live video (unrestricted)
   live video (unrestricted)
  tv schedule
Flemish ticker for Parijs-Roubaix starts at 10:45 CEST and restricted live video starts 13:00 CEST; Belgium/Europe restriction on video.
   live video (spanish)
   live video (unrestricted)
  tv schedule
Spanish; Teledeporte feed starts at 14:00 CEST.
   live video (rai sport2)
   live video (rai tre)
   live video (unrestricted)
  tv schedule
Ciclismo Classiche del Nord Parigi Roubaix starts 12:50 on RAI Sport 2 before switching to RAI Tre at 15:05 CET (140 min); live video streaming is restricted to Italy.
rtbf    live video (french)
   live video (unrestricted)
restricted; french commentary.
NOS   live video (dutch)
  tv schedule
Dutch ticker with restricted NOS video at 13:10 CET; Netherlands
   live video (luxemburgish)
  tv schedule
sf zwei    live video (german)
  tv schedule
Switzerland's SF Zwei live coverage at 13:55 CET with german commentary
  tv schedule SBS in Australia has live coverage starting at 10:20PM AEST
versus   tv schedule United States delayed same-day broadcast in HD starting at 7PM ET (180 min);
official live ticker Live text updates from the official source.
 live text updates live text updates starting at 11:00 CEST ().
 live ticker Belgium/Flemish ticker with updates from the start (10:15 CET).
 steephill text updates
 #roubaix twitter group
short text updates from any and everyone
check back at race time for more and updated links; email send a comment or a new live link

Your Final Recon — The Pre-Game Show

April 9/10 update:
 2011 Worldwide broadcasters and initial sources for live
2011 Official startlist w/ bib
Recon photos from 2011 (just added) — sirotti
  Team Sky Friday Recon (05:35 English) — sbs
  Inside Paris-Roubaix (04:48 English) — sbs

2011 Paris-Roubaix Race Previews

April 9 update:
2011 Official startlist w/ bib
Ochowicz adamant that Ballan will start Paris-Roubaixcyclingnews
Picture gallery: Paris-Roubaix team presentation cyclingnews
Goss expects to be at the front at Paris-Roubaix cyclingnews
Cooke: There's no reason why I can't be in the top 10 cyclingnews
Stuart O’Grady ready to step up if Fabian Cancellara falters at Paris-Roubaixvelonews
Lampre-ISD responds to Mantova doping investigation news velonation
... more to come...
April 8 update:

Also follow steephill on Twitter for the latest race info and video updates.
Paris-Roubaix 2011: the top contenderscyclingnews
Recon photos from 2008 and 2009; Race photos from 2009sirotti
2010 Race Photossirotti
'Cav' set to cut teeth (debut) on the Roubaix cobblesafp
Stone-by-Stone: Checking Out Paris-Roubaixpodiumcafe
Paris-Roubaix favorites nurse wounds, ride recon on cobble sectorsvelonews
Geraint Thomas ponders Paris-Roubaixdailypeloton
Prudhomme believes Chavanel can fight for the win in Paris-Roubaixvelonation
'Hell of the north' one-day classic holds no fears for Geraint Thomastelegraph
Hincapie getting over Scheldeprijs injuries, more optimistic for Paris-Roubaixvelonation
Superman [Cancellara] in Sunday showdown
Roubaix Pavé: Up Closepezcyclingnews
Paris-Roubaix: Iconic images cyclingnews
Cancellara unconcerned by new cobbles at Paris-Roubaixcyclingnews
2011 Paris - Roubaix Race Preview dailypeloton
What the Bookies Thinkdailypeloton
Thor Hushovd: "The team is racing one hundred percent for me on Sunday." velonation
French Paris-Roubaix hopes rest on Chavanel's shoulders cyclingnews

April 6 update:
Iconic Places: The Forest of Arenbergcyclesportmag
Roubaix Preview: Vanderaerden's Epic pezcyclingnews
Roubaix and the hunt for cobbles inrng
March 31 update:
New cobblestones for Paris-Roubaix 2011 cyclingnews
Arenberg maintained in 2011 Paris-Roubaix route cyclingnews

News and Updates for Paris-Roubaix 2010

Fabian Cancellara rides away with 50 km to go and never looks back

Big Photos from Paris-Roubaix 2010sirotti
2010 Paris-Roubaix results:
1  Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank)           262 km in 6:35:10 (39.2 km/h)
2  Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam)                   + 02:00
3  Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky)
4  Roger Hammond (Cervelo)                           + 03:14
5  Tom Boonen (Quick Step)
6  Bjorn Leukeman (Vacansoleil)                      + 03:20
7  Filippo Pozzato (Katusha)                         + 03:46
8  Leif Hoste (Omega Pharma - Lotto)                 + 05:16 
9  Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r-La Mondiale)              + 06:27 
10 Hayden Roulston (Team HTC - Columbia)             + 06:59 
  Machtige Cancellara voert formidabele solo op (race clips) —
Cancellara crowned king of the cobbled Classics (Full Results) — cyclingnews
Cancellara cruises to Roubaix triumphvelonews
Cancellara powers to Paris-Roubaix winvelonation
Tom Boonen angry with Roubaix quittersbikeradar
  Extended Highlights: The key moment (06:57) | Last 6 Km (09:30) — sporza & eurosport
Big Photos from Paris-Roubaix 2010sirotti
Graham Watson photosgrahamwatson
  Brief Race Highlights (02:00 english) — eurosport
Team & Rider Reactions: post-race quotes — dailypeloton
  Race Highlights narrated by Phil Liggett (03:27 english) — versus
  Cancellera's Winner's Interview (01:41 english) — versus
  Hushovd's Runner-Up Interview (00:59 english) — versus
  A look inside Fabian Cancellara\'s victory at the 2010 Paris-Roubaix (04:00) — specialized

April 11 update: Official Startlist with bib numbers and Early Live Coverage and TV Details now posted

2010 Race Previews

April 8/9/10 update: the latest previews are at the bottom of this section...
Paris-Roubaix: Can Boonen win number four?cyclingnews
Unofficial Startlist
"Full gas" for Hincapie; highly motivated for the Queen of the Classicscyclingnews
Breschel and Cancellara ready for Roubaix battlecyclingnews
Roubaix: Quickstep and Lotto on reconnaissancecyclingnews
Roubaix Pavé: Up Close (rerun from 2007) — pezcyclingnews
Pozzato returns to racing and looks ahead to
Recon photos from 2008 and 2009sirotti
  Classic Paris-Roubaix Clips
After crashing in the critical chase last year, Flecha looks for redemptionvelonews
  Saxo Bank recon the cobbles (02:09) — specialized
Ballan and Santambrogio pulled from P-R due to Mantova investigationcyclingnews
  Race Promo narrated by Phil Liggett (01:45 english) — versus
  2009 Crash Reel (02:15) — sporten
All eyes on two men for Roubaixvelonews
  Highlight clips from previous years (flemish) —
Who will have a chance in Hell?velonation
  Pre-Race Interviews with Flecha, Eisel and Boonen (english) — sbs

Also follow steephill on Twitter for the latest race info and video updates.
... more to come...

April 7/8 update:
  Paris-Roubaix route remains the same (01:41 english) — eurosport
Boasson Hagen to miss Paris-Roubaixcyclingnews
March 13 update:
25 teams for the 2010 Paris-Roubaixcyclingnews
Astana waives Paris-Roubaix invite, goes to Pro Continental teamvelonation
... much more to come, stay tuned...

2010 Carte du Parcours

The route

News and Updates for Paris-Roubaix 2009

Boonen stays upright on his (motor)bike and solos the last 15k for his third Paris-Roubaix win

107th Paris-Roubaix Results
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step                            6.15.53 (42.343 km/h)
2 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha                        0.47
3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team                      1.17
4 Leif Hoste (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                
5 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto                    1.22
6 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                        2.14
7 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team                 3.13
8 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step                         3.15
9 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                           5.00
10 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank                      5.29
11 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                             
12 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team                        
13 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux                    
14 Kévin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step                          6.15
15 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team                        
16 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Saxo Bank                       
17 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram                              
18 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago        6.19
19 Jérémy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team                      6.32
20 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad   
Full Resultscyclingnews
Boonen blitzes Paris-Roubaixvelonews
  Highlights and the Last Kmsporza
  Hushovd and Flecha crash clips |   wide screen versionnos
  Last Km (wide screen) — nos
high-res victory salute
Boonen, un tris da
   Filippo Pozzato press conference audio
Boonen wins third Paris-Roubaixuk.reuters
Motorcycle runs into crowd, 10
9 Big photos sirotti
Roubaix '09: Boonen Bashes 'Em Again!pezcyclingnews
'Hell of the North' lives up to its name for Argle Armadaslipstreamsports
Graham Watson Photosgrahamwatson
  High-Quality Highlights narrated by Phil and Paul (10:47) — sbs
Pozzato applauds Boonen but slams Flecha, Flemish fanssbs
  Belgian Tom Boonen wins third gruesome Paris-Roubaix (02:00) includes crash highlights — france24
Holy Week 2009: What Did We Learn?podiumcafe
Cyclingnews P-R Photo Indexcyclingnews
  Johnny Weltz of Garmin discusses what went wrong: "if you are not in position at the Arenberg then your chances of winning are pretty much zero"versus
  George Hincapie Post-Race Interview: "I flatted at the worst possible time"versus
  Tom Boonen Post-Race Interview: "today was the hardest of the three"versus
  "I love/hate Paris-Roubaix" Versus Broadcast Lead Inversus
BMC Racing survives Roubaix debutbikeradar
  How the race was wonCosmo Catalano

Live Coverage Updates

April 12 update: 12:35 CEST The race is well underway. Text updates are live with video to follow shortly. Working on alternative video feeds... — Steve
13:15 CEST Live video should start in 15 minutes. See localized start times below
13:48 CEST The feeds are starting to go live: Netherlands and only at the moment. Watch for the links to go bold in the live table just below.
14:00 CEST LIVE VIDEO below. 127k to go... enjoy... more feeds to come

A Sunday in Hell? is also on Twitter with race info and video updates
April 12 update: Paris-Roubaix may be the only road bike race where most fans hope for rain. Therefore, most people will be glad to here that it's raining this morning in Paris and at the finish. Regardless of weather it stops before the race starts, the cobbles will be slick. Check back at race time for updates to your live coverage options. — Steve
Current Weather in Roubaix (Lille). France
Note: Early indications show that this site will be under extreme load during the race; therefore, many images and/or links to images may be removed once the race starts. Best to do your browsing of this site now before the race starts. — Steve

Final/Official Rosters now up

April 11 update: There were about eight rider substitutions from the provisional rosters so review the startlist again: Official rosters with bib numbers and country sort option are now up (see right).
Two ways to view the startlist: is also on Twitter with race info and video updates
April 11 update: Many live video streaming options will not be known until race time; however, here are the live video and tv options that are currently known. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video, tv coverage or text updates/tickers as they become known. — Steve

The day before: 2009 pre-race training on Pavé d'Arenberg

April 11 update:

Le Trouee d'Arenberg aka the Arenberg Trench

Chris Horner said several years ago: "...they plowed a dirt road, flew over it with a helicopter, and then just dropped a bunch of rocks out of the helicopter! That's Paris-Roubaix. It's that bad - it's ridiculous."

Recreational cyclists find out how horrible the ride is over the bumpy cobbles

Last year's champion and two time winner, Tom Boonen (Bel) of Quick Step testing out how the pavé d'Arenberg feels this year

Not exactly his event, but Filippo Pozzato (Ita) of Katusha has been on great form the last two weeks

Another Italian Manuel Quinziato of Liquigas is also on fine form with good showings at Tour of Flanders and Gent-Wevelgem. Here he is being interviewed by Davide Cassini of RAI Sport.

Le Carrefour de l'Arbre at km 242 is the 4th last cobble section extending for 2km and rated among the hardest. That namesake restaurant will be busy on Sunday.

The "Russian Global Cycling Project" has rolled in

Inside the Katusha team bus, Filippo Pozzato is interviewed by the Italian press including Claudio Ghisalberti of Gazzetta dello Sport (also seated)

Also see more Cobbles and Pre-race Training photos from 2008 is also on Twitter with race info updates

2009 Race Previews

April 9 update:
Roubaix Preview: The Contenderspezcyclingnews
Ticket to torture in northern Francecyclingnews
Paris-Roubaix: The Stop-Quick-Step-Movementpodiumcafe
The Arenberg Trenchpodiumcafe
Paris-Roubaix: After the Trenchpodiumcafe
Current Time, Weather and Wind Direction in Roubaix, France
Hincapie Again Takes on the Cobblestonesnytimes
Paris-Roubaix 2009: The Big
L'Embarras Du Choix (Race Preview in French) —

April 7 update: Redux: 116 Big Photos from last year's CLASSIC Paris-Roubaix (disabled until after the race) () as a preview to this Sunday's race.

Background information

This page provides essential information and links for the third big classic of the year, the 107th Paris-Roubaix, which takes place this Sunday April 12th. This year's The Hell of the North / Queen of the Classics / La Pascale: the Easter race will feature 28 awful cobblestone sections along the 259 km course followed the traditional finish in the velodrame in Roubaix. Paris-Roubaix is one of the oldest races on the professional road cycling calendar. First run in 1896, it has been stopped only by the two world wars.

If you thought the cobblestones in last weekend's Tour of Flanders were bad listen to what Chris Horner has to say about Paris-Roubaix. "Let me tell you, though - there's a huge difference between Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. They're not even close to the same. In one, the cobbles are used every day by the cars, and kept up, and stuff like that. The other one - it's completely different . . . The best I could do would be to describe it like this - they plowed a dirt road, flew over it with a helicopter, and then just dropped a bunch of rocks out of the helicopter! That's Paris-Roubaix. It's that bad - it's ridiculous."

Check out the links below for a preview. — Steve

Classic Paris-Roubaix Footage:

1985: LeMond's first P-R finish was literally a messcbs
  1986: Sean Kelly sprints to victory; Moser's last yearcbs
  1976: From the documentary 'A Sunday in Hell' | More Hellmore info
  Documentaire sur Paris Roubaix partie 1 (en français)
  Documentaire sur Paris Roubaix partie 2 (en français)
  1994: 'Disastrous' Punctures on the Muddy Cobblestoneseurosport
  1996: Mapei finishes 1-2-3eurosport
  2001: Hincapie against four Domo Farm Frites riders (and two punctures)
  2002: Cobbles Highlightseurosport
  2002: More Cobbles Highlights
  2002: Johan Museeuw's hell of a finish -- solos the final 50k
  2006: Highlights set to Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone'
  2007: Spectator's video along the cobblestones
  2007: A clip of the dry, dusty cobblestones
  2007: A clip of the rough, noisy cobblestones and the tears they bring on
2007: Flecha's 2nd place joy/agony reaction was pricelesscyclingnews
  2008: Conquering Roubaix Promo; Stuey interviewsbs
Road to Roubaix Trailer:   High-Quality () or Low-Quality ( )— masterlinkfilms
PEZ Interviews: "Road To Roubaix" Directorspezcyclingnews
  More highlight clips from previous years (flemish) —

2009 Teams Announced

March 12 update: Teams Announced for Paris-Roubaixpodiumcafe

2008 Post Race Links
Tom Boonen outguns Cancellara and Ballan

The 106th Paris-Roubaix Results
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    (43.4 km/h)  5.58.42 
2 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC               0.01
3 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre                                         
4 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Slipstream Chipotle     3.39
5 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                  3.57
6 Leif Hoste (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                       
7 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step                3.59
8 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto       4.35
9 George Hincapie (USA) Team High Road           5.12
10 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Lampre
Full Resultscyclingnews
Live Text Coveragecyclingnews
Full Reportvelonews
Y! Just posted April 8th 2009, 116 Big Photos from last year's CLASSIC Paris-Roubaix
  The winning move and the last km (Flemish) — sporza
  Race Highlights with Phil and Paul; Pre/Post Race Analysis (10 min) — sbs
  Phil and Paul's Race Recapvelonews
  Seconde victoire de Boonen au Paris-Roubaixfrance24
  Boonen bounces back with second Roubaix winfrance24
  Ground level cobbles actioncycleto
Graham Watson's Photo Recap
Cyclingnews Photos