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Paris Roubaix Challenge: ride with emotion on the legendary cobblestones

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 aprile 2016

Pedro DelgadoParis Roubaix Saturday 9 April 2016. Before Peter Sagan and Fabian Cancellera take centre stage on Sunday, Paris-Roubaix legend and its cobblestone sectors will welcome the thousands of riders participating in Paris-Roubaix Challenge. This year, the amateurs will be spoiled with the presence of a world-class forerunner, 1988 Tour de France champion Pedro Delgado, who will ride on the roads of a race he never actually competed on during his career. The extraordinary cyclosportive that is the Paris-Roubaix Challenge will be held on Saturday 9 April (the day prior to the 114th edition of the “Reine des Classiques” and offers savvy weekend riders three courses on the same roads as the professionals.
Paris-Roubaix Challenge is an exceptional event that offers thousands of cycling enthusiasts the chance to be a part of the legend. The participants will line up at the start line of one of three courses of the 2016 edition to experience up close the Reine des Classiques that has stirred the world of cycling since 1896. They will also have the opportunity to ride alongside 1988 Tour de France winner, Pedro Delgado and share a very rare emotional moment in riding on the legendary cobblestone sectors of Trouée d’Arenberg and Carrefour de l’Arbre. Their rides will end on the famous Roubaix velodrome that each year crowns the victor of the professional race.
Three courses on the programme of the Paris-Roubaix Challenge 2016:
· a 70km course (Roubaix – Roubaix), including a timed cobblestone sector (Carrefour de l’Arbre)
· a 145 km course (Roubaix – Roubaix) with two timed cobblestone sectors (Trouée d’Arenberg and Carrefour de l’Arbre)
· a 172 km course (Busigny – Roubaix) with three timed cobblestone sectors (Quiévy à Saint-Python, Trouée d’Arenberg and Carrefour de l’Arbre) (photo: Pedro Delgado)

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