Hayman Admits That He’d Have Happily Seen Boonen Win

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Roubaix, France, April 10, 2016 (AFP) - Paris-Roubaix winner Mathew Hayman admitted he had been hoping rival Tom Boonen would win the one-day classic race for a record fifth time. Australian Hayman, 37, pipped Boonen, 35, in a sprint finish to deny the joint-record four-time winner the chance to move one clear of his … [Read more...]

No Two-Way Battle Between Sagan and Cancellara At Paris-Roubaix

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Compi├Ęgne, France, April 9, 2016 (AFP) - Fabian Cancellara insisted on Saturday that Sunday's prestigious Paris-Roubaix one-day classic would not be a two-way battle between him and Peter Sagan. Cancellara has won the 'Hell of the North' three times in his career and is racing his last season as a professional. Victory on Sunday would take him level with … [Read more...]

Charismatic Peter Sagan Hogs The Pre Paris-Roubaix Spotlight

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Paris, April 9, 2016 (AFP) - All eyes will be on world champion Peter Sagan during Sunday's prestigious Paris-Roubaix one-day classic. The charismatic Slovakian rider has hoisted himself into a higher dimension over the last six months, first winning the world title in Richmond, USA, in September and then, a week ago, claiming his first 'Monument' by winning … [Read more...]

Paris-Roubaix Changes Race Time To Let Trains Pass

Paris, April 5, 2016 (AFP) - Organizers of the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic said Tuesday they have changed the times of this weekend's race to avoid last year's fiasco where riders passed through a railway crossing after the barriers had come down. Sunday's 'Hell of the North' is the third of the year's 'Monument' one-day classics and one of the most prestigious races on cycling's … [Read more...]

A Speechless John Degenkolb Wins The 2015 Paris-Roubaix

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Roubaix, France, April 12, 2015 (AFP) - John Degenkolb said he doesn't know where to put his winner's trophy after taking victory in the 113th edition of the prestigious Paris-Roubaix race on Sunday. The 26-year-old German became only the third person in history to win Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix in the same year as he bested Czech … [Read more...]

Roubaix Cobbles Given Spring Cleaning

PARIS, Feb 13, 2009 (AFP) - The 2009 edition of the gruelling Paris-Roubaix one-day cycling classic will feature a bone-shaking 52.6km of cobblestones during the total of 259 km, organisers ASO (Amaury Sport Organization) said Friday. Roubaix is considered one of the most prestigious races on the calendar and is one of the five 'monuments' of one-day cycling alongside Milan-SanRemo, the Tour … [Read more...]