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Offbeat Cycling. The Known Paris-Roubaix courses, 17 paved areas for the first female edition

18:40  14 september  2021
18:40  14 september  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Les parcours des courses masculine et féminine de Paris-Roubaix ont été dévoilés. © AFP The paths of the Paris-Roubaix men's and female races have been unveiled.

The organizers of Paris-Roubaix unveiled, Tuesday, the courses of the two races that will take place on Saturday 2 and Sunday, October 3rd. Canceled last year, the 2021 edition was to be held in April, before being postponed.

The paved areas of Paris-Roubaix are known! The runners and riders now know what the roads and famous sectors will take next October 2nd and 3rd.

An exceptional date, since this edition planned in April had been postponed following the refusal of the prefect of the Hauts-de-France to leave the race being organized. Last year, the North Hell had been postponed, before being canceled, a consequence of the CVIV-19 pandemic.

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17 paved areas for the female race

this year will mark the first feminine edition. And for that, the runners who will compose the pack will start from Denain to rally Roubaix, all in 116.4 kilometers.

The route will take 17 paved areas, including the crossroads of the tree or Mons-en-Pévele, two of the most difficult historical sectors. The last 85 kilometers will be identical to those of men, whose race stands the next day.

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- Paris-Roubaix (@paris_roubaix) September 14, 2021

In the male race, there will be a little more cobbled in 2019, year of the last edition that had been won by Philippe Gilbert. Thirty sectors will mark the course of this edition, against 29 two years ago. In total, it is 55 kilometers of pavers that will be offered to the riders of this 118th edition, which will leave Compiègne, as usual.

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- Paris-Roubaix (@paris_roubaix) September 14, 2021

Before the famous arrival on the Roubaix velodrome, riders will have the right to cross the famous Bénéré d'Arenberg. The additional sector will be a return on the course, since it is that of the hamlet du Buat, in climb, absent since 2016 which has been added to the program.

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