Entries have opened for the Paris-Roubaix Challenge, the cyclosportive which takes place over the pavé made famous by the Hell of the North. The 8th edition of the challenge takes place on the 8th of April.
The sportive takes place 24 hours before the professionals race, and amateur riders will have the opportunity to test themselves on famous cobbled sections like the “Carrefour de l’Arbre” or the “Trouée d’Arenberg”. The sectors to be tackled vary in length from 500 metres to 3.7 kilometres.
There are three increasingly difficult routes on offer, covering distances from 70km to 172km on roads which are open to traffic but secured by numerous volunteers and motorcyclists.
The 145km and 70km routes will set off opposite the Jean Stablinski Regional Velodrome in Roubaix and the 172km route starts in the commune of Busigny and a shuttle bus will run from Roubaix to Busigny. Participants will also get to cross the finish line at the velodrome in Roubaix.
You can register to enter through the below link: