THE LEGEND OF THE HELL OF THE NORTH
Like the Paris-Nice Challenge and the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge, the Paris-Roubaix Challenge offers amateur cyclists the possibility of getting as close as possible to a legendary professional race: Paris-Roubaix.
24 hours before the professionals, amateurs from around the world will have the opportunity to measure themselves against the legend of the Hell of the North with its mythical cobbled sections like the "Carrefour de l'Arbre" or the "trouée d'Arenberg".
There are three increasingly difficult routes on offer, on roads which are open to traffic but secured by numerous volunteers and motorcyclists. There is a legendary race for everyone, covering distances from 70km to 172km.
A SPORTING CHALLENGE AND A HUMAN ADVENTURE
You’ll have to tackle the most legendary cobbled sections in the world on your own. But the real spirit of the Paris-Roubaix Challenge is to take up the challenge with friends and to cross the finish line at the velodrome in Roubaix together. The shared experience can continue the next day as you cheer on the best cyclists in the world, fighting it out to ensure their name goes down among the winners of Paris-Roubaix.
Experience the legend of Paris-Roubaix
The same roads, the same dreams, the same joy, the same pain: you, the amateur cyclists of the world, can experience the same emotions as Van Avermaet, Boonen and the other professionals on the Queen of the Classics: Paris-Roubaix!
Spend an entire weekend dedicated to this mythical race, pedalling along the same roads as the pros on the Saturday and watching their finish at the Velodrome on the Sunday.
This year, we are offering the Challenge’s participants the possibility to experience the legend of Paris-Roubaix by watching the mythical finish of the Queen of the Classics in the heart of the Velodrome on Sunday 8th April. By participating in the cyclo the day before, you’ll have the privilege of accessing an area free of charge, that will be reserved for you on the lawn of the velodrome.
Access is between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. You can then follow the race on the big screen before watching the finish, live from the lawn. Limited number of places available. 1st come, 1st served!