Paris-Roubaix - Queen of the Classics

Paris-Roubaix - Queen of the Classics

NO OTHER ONE-DAY RACE COMES CLOSE TO THE SHEER UNPREDICTABILITY OR BRUTALITY OF PARIS-ROUBAIX. 27 COBBLED SECTORS, TOTALLING SOME 52KM OF PAVÉ, SEPARATES THE HOPEFULS FOR GLORY IN THE ROUBAIX VELODROME.

This weekend (April 11) two power house teams go head to head. Saxo Bank vs. Quick Step. In the Saxo Bank corner is recently crowned King of Flanders, Fabian Cancellara while eager to prove is Tom Boonen for Quick Step. Boonen is a proven master of the cobbles and the odds are stacked in his favour.

The magic of the race is that it won't all go to plan. Threats to Boonen's supremacy will come from every direction. Thor Hushovd, Juan Antonio Flecha, Philippe Gilbert and Filippo Pozzato will all be on Boonen's radar on the 259km slog to Roubaix.

Tweet Condor Cycles (twitter.com/condorcycles) and tell us who is going to win this years race. From the correct entries we'll pick a cap winner. Simple and easy!

Paris-Roubaix 2010: TV guide

  • British Eurosport - available on cable and satellite systems
  • Sun April 11, 1.30-4.15pm, Paris-Roubaix live, British Eurosport
  • Sun April 11, 7.30-8.30pm, Paris-Roubaix highlights, British Eurosport
  • (Sun April 11, 8.30-9pm, Tour DoonHame highlights, British Eurosport)
  • Sun April 11, 11.45pm-12.45am, Paris-Roubaix highlights, British Eurosport

Also checkout Cycling.TV and their live streaming coverage. Click here for more.

Watch it with Beer and Frites courtesy of Rapha. Click here for more information.

Delve into the history: Book

Paris-Roubaix - A Journey Through Hell

The perfect addition to your coffee table to recall your memories of this years race... and more.

Seasoned journalists Philippe Bouwet, Pierre Callewaert, Jean-luc Catellier and Serge Laget have cobbled Paris-Roubaix’s history together through both journalism and pictures. For those wanting an in-depth and all encompassing view at the doyenne of the Spring Classics, Paris-Roubaix: A Journey Through Hell uses a variety of lenses: the spectators, the victors and their competition, and the cobbles.

The writers chronicle nearly a century’s worth of race photography and writing, using race reports and first-hand accounts along with intense historic photographs illustrating the agony and ecstasy of the wrenching race.

Hardcover with jacket. Full color and b&w photos throughout. Introduction by Bob Roll. In stock at Condor Cycles £29.99.

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