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Rmeet up is given in Compiègne (Oise) this Sunday April 7, at 11:25 a.m. It is from there that the runners of the 121e version of Paris-Roubaix will set off for some 259.7 kilometers, with an arrival scheduled round 5 p.m. on the Roubaix velodrome. The race will be adopted from 10:50 a.m. on France 3 and from 11 a.m. on Eurosport 1.

During the course, cyclists must tame the “hell of the North” and its 29 paved sectors, together with the legendary Arenberg gap or Carrefour de l’Arbre. Among the runners to observe, Mathieu van der Poel, the winner of the 2023 version, who will attempt, with this new race, to hitch the restricted circle of double winners – the newest being Tom Boonen, in 2008 then 2009. Champion world champion, the Dutchman won solo within the Tour of Flanders on March 31.

Modified route

For security causes, the route for this 2024 version has been barely modified, significantly when approaching the Arenberg hole. The course will take a chicane simply earlier than getting into the sector to decelerate the entry velocity and restrict falls on the cobblestones, we will learn on the official race web site.

READ ALSO Tour de France: “When you stop cycling, you are nothing” The day earlier than, Saturday April 6, the world champion, Lotte Kopecky, won the 4e version of the ladies's Paris-Roubaix, profitable within the dash on the André-Pétrieux velodrome in Roubaix. Second in 2022 and seventh in 2023, the Belgian wins “Hell of the North” for the primary time.