The Hell of the North Gets Harder
Organizers of the Paris-Roubaix classic have included five new cobblestone sectors which are expected to make the 259-kilometer race known as the Hell of the North even harder.
The 108th edition of Paris-Roubaix, which will take place on April 10, will feature 31 cobblestone sectors totaling 53.4 kilometers.
Organizers, who completed the new route on Thursday, wanted to make the section leading to the demanding Tranchee d’Arenberg forest cobblestone path more difficult.
Riders will also experience a new section about 70 kilometers from the finish which “should be one of the strategic moments of the race,” organizers said.