With a total distance of 253 kilometres between Compiègne and the Roubaix velodrome, the 113th edition of the Queen of the Classics, which will take place on 12th April, holds 52.7 km of cobbles in store for the riders (1.6 km more than in 2014). The cobbles will be spread over 27 sections, three of which will also be on the programme for the 4th stage of the Tour de France.
The route of this year’s Paris-Roubaix, differs slightly from 2014, which was identical to the 2013 route. The changes concern the sections around Valenciennes, located at the half-way distance of the race and in particular, after the day’s first cobbles, situated as always, at Troisvilles (after 97.5 km). The most crucial sectors still await the riders: the Trouée d’Arenberg (after 158 km), Mons-en-Pévèle (after 205 km) and the Carrefour de l’Arbre (after 236.5 km).
The 2015 route also has three sectors that the Tour de France will cover a few months later.
The cobble sections included in both Paris-Roubaix and the 4th stage of the Tour de France 2015:
Quiévy (after 107.5 km – 3,700 m)
Saint-Python (after 112.5 km – 1,500 m)
Verchain-Maugré (after 130 km – 1,600 m)