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Getting Ready

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Cobblestones guide :

We have put together a guide to help you prepare for the Paris–Roubaix Challenge in the best possible way. It will give you a clear picture of the cobbled sectors that stand between you and the velodrome.


Taking part in a randosportive is an excellent source of motivation for staying fit and cycling. Physical preparation for long rides is of course essential. But it's just as important that your bike is in good condition on the day of the event.

Here's Shimano's advice on how to best prepare your bike for this unique experience:

  • Make sure the brakes don’t rub and check for any squeaks or a gritty feeling from your bottom bracket or headset. 
  • When you get home, do not hang your bike up in the garage until the next big race. Go out and ride it! That’s why you care for your bike, after all, so it’s always in the best possible condition.
  • Do a final check to ensure you have the spares and tools you will need should you have a puncture or a mechanical, as well as your race day nutrition in your pockets.