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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Stone-By-Stone Redux: Breaking Down Paris-Roubaix

I found this interesting site regarding Paris Roubaix.  

Stone-By-Stone Redux: Breaking Down Paris-Roubaix
Podium Cafe
By Chris Fontecchio
Link: http://www.podiumcafe.com/2012/4/5/2928236/stone-by-stone-redux-breaking-down-paris-roubaix

When it comes time to review something like this year's parcours for Paris-Roubaix, the first place to look is last year's course. We've clicked a lot of keys in the service of describing course changes this year, and we aren't done. But the Queen of the Classics isn't your average parcours subject, for two reasons: the course is the star of the show, and it doesn't change much. Apart from some hollow threats about too much moss on the Forest of Arenberg secteur, no big changes were planned this year. The cobbles secteurs appear to be identical to 2011, the distance is either the same or a few hundred meters longer, depending on whether people are rounding out numbers. There isn't much to say beyond last year...

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