Paris-Roubaix Challenge Route

January 14, 2011

What we know so far.

The route from Saint-Quentin to the velodrome in Roubaix will be 162km with the first 147km to Carrefour de l’Arbre is timed and on closed roads. The last 15km will be on open roads and not timed.

There will be 31.6km of pavé over 18 sectors including the three-star Chemins des Prières, Mons en Pévèle and of course Carrefour de l’Arbre, both rated five stars. This is all according the event’s site. It was confirmed in late December that the five-star Tranchée d’Arenberg would be included in the pro race so I can’t see why we wouldn’t be tackling it too the day before. However, the official race site says we’ll only be riding the last 16 (not 18) of the 31 pavé sectors the pros will cover.

I certainly hope that there has been a mistake otherwise we miss Arenenberg!

This is what the pros will be doing:

31. 98km Troisvilles à Inchy 2,200m
30. 104.5km Viesly à Quiévy 1,800m
29. 107.5km Quiévy à Saint-Python 3,700m
28. 112km Saint-Python 1,500m
27. 120km  Vertain à St-Martin-sur-Ecaillon 2,300m
26. 126.5km Capelle-sur-Ecaillon à Ruesnes 1,700m
25. 137km. Artres à Préseau 1,900m
24. 142.5km Aulnoy-lez-Valenciennes – Famars 2,600m
23. 146km Famars à Quérénaing 1,200m
22. 149.5km Quérénaing à Maing 2,500m
21. 152.5km Maing à Monchaux-sur-Ecaillon 1,600m
20. 164km Haveluy à Wallers 2,500m
19. 172.5km Trouée d’Arenberg 2,400m
18. 179km Millonfosse à Bousignies 1,400m
17. 183.5km Brillion à Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes 1,100m
16. 186.5km Tilloy à Sars-et-Rosières 2,400m
15. 192.5km Beuvry-la-forêt à Orchies 1,400m
14. 197.5km Orchies  1,700m
13. 204km Auchy-lez-Orchies à Bersée 2,600m
12. 209.5km Mons-en-Pévèle 3,000m
11. 215.5km Mérignies à Avelin 700m
10. 218.5km Pont-Thibaut à Ennevelin 1,400m
9. 224km Templeuve – L’Epinette 200m
8. 224.5km Templeuve – Moulin-de-Vertain 500m
7. 231km Cysoing à Bourghelles 1,300m
6. 234km Bourghelles à Wannehain 1,100m
5. 238.5km Camphin-en-Pévèle 1,800m
4. 241km Carrefour de l’Arbre 2,100m
3. 243.5km Gruson 1,100m
2. 250km Willems à Hem 1,400m
1. 257km Roubaix 300m

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