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On Sunday, April 9, 2023, riders will tackle the Hell of the North – Paris-Roubaix on a route that’s 256.6 kilometres lengthy with 29 sections of cobblestone roads totalling 54.5 kilometres of struggling.
Organisers ASO, who additionally placed on the Tour de France, introduced they’ve made solely minor alterations to the route of earlier years for the one hundred and twentieth working of the race. The total evaluation of the sectors and kilometre markers will probably be introduced nearer to the race after the race director examines the route situations.
Paris-Roubaix begins because it has since 1977 in Compiègne, 80km northeast of Paris. Riders have nearly 100 kilometres to cowl earlier than the primary part of cobbles in Troisvilles, this 12 months quantity 29.
The primary modifications come simply down the highway after the sector from Vertain to Saint Martin-sur-Écaillon (25). The route bypasses the pavé at Haussy and the stretch from Saulzoir to Verchain Maugrés (sectors 25 and 24 final 12 months), heading as a substitute straight to the Verchain Maugré to Quérénaing sector.
Then, after the Maing to Monchaux-sur-Écaillon sector (final 12 months’s 21), the race deviates to Haspres to tackle a sector there at kilometre 139.6.
Not seen since 2004, Haspres hosts a 1,700 metre stretch of “highway” which, the final time it was used was categorised as a 4-star sector, just one star beneath the three hardest: the Trouée d’Arenberg (km 161.3), Mons-en-Pévèle (km 208) and the Carrefour de l’Arbre (km 239.5).
As soon as riders exit the Haspres sector, they will hit the Haveluy sector en path to Wallers and the notorious Trouée d’Arenberg, sector 19.
The two.3km Arenberg forest sector is among the hardest stretches of cobbles within the biking world and is usually the location of the primary main assaults.
The remainder of the route is similar as in earlier years, with the five-star sector at Mons-en-Pévèle and Carrefour de l’Arbre probably the most decisive.
In Paris-Roubaix, the main group is sort of at all times set by the departure from the Carrefour de l’Arbre with lower than 20km to go and two minor sections of pavé earlier than the closing one-and-a-half laps across the Velodrome André Pétrieux in Roubaix and its grassy infield, the right place for riders to break down after a taxing day on the bike.
2023 Paris-Roubaix cobbled sectors
|29||Troisvilles to Inchy|
|28||Viesly to Quiévy|
|27||Quiévy to Saint-Python|
|25||Vertain to Saint-Martin-sur-Écaillon|
|24||Verchain-Maugré to Quérénaing|
|23||Quérénaing to Maing|
|22||Maing to Monchaux-sur-Ecaillon|
|20||Haveluy to Wallers|
|18||Wallers to Hélesmes|
|17||Hornaing to Wandignies|
|16||Warlaing to Brillon|
|15||Tilloy to Sars-et-Rosières|
|14||Beuvry-la-Forêt to Orchies|
|12||Auchy-lez-Orchies to Bersée|
|10||Mérignies to Avelin|
|9||Pont-Thibault to Ennevelin|
|8||Templeuve – L’Epinette|
|8||Templeuve – Moulin-de-Vertain|
|7||Cysoing to Bourghelles|
|6||Bourghelles to Wannehain|
|4||Carrefour de l’Arbre|
|2||Willems to Hem|
|1||Roubaix – Espace Charles Crupelandt|