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FAQ

Registrations, collection of race numbers and village

All registrations are made on-line on A.S.O Challenges. Registration takes no more than five minutes and you will receive immediate confirmation by email. After creating your account (or logging in with your ASO Challenges profile), there is just one form to complete and payment to be made (securely of course).

Race numbers for all distances of the Paris-Roubaix Challenge can be picked up at the Jean Stablinski Velodrome in Roubaix as well as in Busigny (only on the day of the race).

  • For the 70 km route: at the Jean Stablinski Regional Velodrome, in Roubaix
    • on Friday 6th  April from 2pm to 7.30pm
    • on Saturday 7th April from 6am to 10.45am
  • For the 145 km route: at the Jean Stablinski Regional Velodrome, in Roubaix
    • on Friday 6th April from 2pm to 7.30pm
    • on Saturday 7th April from 6am to 9.45am
  • For the 172 km route:
    • at the Jean Stablinski Regional Velodrome, in Roubaix, on Friday 6th April from 2pm to 7.30pm
    • and at the Salle des Fêtes in Busigny on Saturday 7th April from 6am to 8.45am

A piece of ID and confirmation of your registration are all that you need.

Left-luggage facilities are available at the start of all the races.

For the 172k route, you can leave your luggage in the salle des Fêtes (village hall) in Busigny. For the 70k and 145k routes, you will leave your luggage at the Jean Stablinski Velodrome in Roubaix. 

Your race number will be written on a label supplied with the number, and attached to your bag. At the finish, you can pick up your bag by presenting your race number at the Jean Stablinski Velodrome in Roubaix.

Rules and timing

All bikes approved by the French Cycling Federation are accepted apart from electric bikes. Recumbent bikes and handlebar extensions are not allowed.

Several of the cobbled sections are timed. You will be given your personal times but there will be no published ranking (between participants).

The race will take place on roads open to traffic. Therefore, you must respect the “Code de la Route” (French Highway Code). Marshals will be present along the route to remind riders that respecting traffic regulations is essential to the smooth running of the race.

The time schedule allows the time when participants will cycle past different areas and will finish to be forecasted. A deadline for finishing at the velodrome in Roubaix will be determined and published on this website.

If you are unable to continue riding the route (due to bike breakdown), an emergency number will be available so that you can alert the race authorities. This number is 06.76.23.25.75.You will be picked up and taken to the finish.

Rigid helmets must be worn. The wearing of helmets (with the chin strap fastened) is mandatory at all times on the route. Any participant not wearing a helmet will be disqualified (his/her race number and number plate will be cancelled).

Depending on the distance chosen, the races will start at the Jean Stablinski Velodrome in Roubaix (70 and 145km) or in Busigny (172km).

  • 172 km: free starts between 7am and 9am.
  • 145 km: free starts between 7am and 10am.
  • 70 km: free starts between 7am and 11am.

Feeding stations will be set up at established points along the route. You will find water, fresh fruit, dried fruit, savoury products, etc. there.

Technical assistance will be available all along the route.

The roads will be open to traffic so you must respect the “Code de la Route” (French Highway Code).

You must keep your waste (packaging, etc.) on you and throw it into the bins at the feeding stations.
“Eco-cyclist” patrols will be present in the peloton. Their job is to remind you to respect the environment and they will also take note of the race number of any participant seen deliberately throwing litter on the ground. These participants will be relegated.

Finish and results 

There will be no published ranking. However, your personal time will be available on www.asochallenges.com from 8pm on the day of the race.

Your personal photos and videos will be available several days after the race on the ASO Challenges website.

A secure bike park will be set up in the Welcome Village.

The opening times are the same as the opening times of the village, i.e.:

  • Friday 6th April from 2pm to 7.30pm
  • Saturday 7th April from 9am to 6pm

There won’t be a pasty party. However, food trucks will be present at the finish in Roubaix and will offer different catering solutions.

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 at the entry point indicated on the map below. 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 on Sunday, 1st served!