Source: Paris Roubaix Challenge
On April 6, the eve of the 111th Paris-Roubaix, the Paris-Roubaix Challenge will give amateur cyclists the chance to test their legs on the roads and cobbled sectors of the Hell of the North. Registration opens tomorrow on www.parisroubaixchallenge.com.
Competitors are given a choice of three different routes: 70, 140 and 170 km. It is up to each of them to choose according to his or her ability. The 170 km course starts from Busigny (Nord) and goes through all the cobbled sectors tackled by the pros, including the fabled Trouée d’Arenberg and the legendary Carrefour de l’Arbre.
The 2013 Paris-Roubaix Challenge will take place on roads open to traffic, but the pelotons will be escorted by civilian motorcycle agents and a team of signallers will be positioned at hazardous crossings to guarantee the participants’ safety.
Trouée d’Arenberg, Carrefour de l’Arbre: Paris-Roubaix Challenge offers a ride to the heart of the legendary history of cycling. Regardless of what route they choose, the competitors will finish their ride on the track of the fabled Roubaix Velodrome. They will be able to get refreshments and take a shower in the very same place where the winners of the pro race (from Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault to Tom Boonen) wrote some of the most beautiful chapters in their careers. On April 6, when they get off their bikes, amateurs will also get their moment of glory…