Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift 2024

Everything you need to know about the cobbled Classic known as the 'Hell of the North'

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Paris-Roubaix Femmes
Paris-Roubaix Femmes
  • Dates 6 Apr
  • Race Length 148 kms
  • Start Denain
  • Finish Roubaix
  • Race Category Elite Women

Updated: 6 April 2024

Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift: Lotte Kopecky sprints to victory in the velodrome

Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime) finally got her Paris-Roubaix Femmes victory after three years of trying, winning with a come-from-behind sprint in the velodrome. Kopecky narrowly edged out Elisa Balsamo (Lidl-Trek) and Pfeiffer Georgi (dsm-firmenich PostNL) to take the sprint.

The race came down to a tactical showdown between a lead group of six riders, as Kopecky, Balsamo, Georgi, Marianne Vos (Visma-Lease a Bike), Ellen van Dijk (Lidl-Trek) and the day's surprise package Amber Kraak (FDJ-Suez) making up the final selection. Vos and Kopecky were the strongest of the leaders and drove the pace over the final few sections of cobblestones, with the two marking each other's every move. However, once Balsamo returned to the front of the race with Georgi after suffering on the Carrefour de l'Arbre, the final tough stretch of cobbles, Lidl-Trek had the numerical advantage with Van Dijk also in the lead group.

Those numbers proved to be no match for Kopecky in the end who was the strongest in the sprint despite looking as if she was boxed in with a half a lap of the velodrome left. Kopecky, who had made the race the target of her season, would not be denied as she came around the rest of the group high on the velodrome wall to add another Classic to her trophy case.

Read more: Report – Lotte Kopecky sprints to a narrow victory in the velodrome

Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift 2024 overview

Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift will run on Saturday 6 April.

The race, which is one of the most iconic in cycling, features a 148km course through northern France, including 29.2km of brutal cobblestone sectors.

A couple of weeks ago, Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime) would have headed into the race as the firm favourite. However, after a disappointing weekend at the Tour of Flanders, in which none of SD Worx-Protime's star squad managed to get a step on the podium, it is anyone's race in northern France.

Marianne Vos (Visma-Lease a Bike) will certainly be heading into the race with ambitions, as will Pfeiffer Georgi (dsm-firmenich PostNL) and Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx-Protime). Whether Flanders winner Elisa Longo Borghini (Lidl-Trek) participates remains to be seen.

Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift 2024 key information

When is Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift 2024? Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift will run on Saturday 6 April.

Where does Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift 2024 take place? Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift will take place in northern France, starting near Paris and ending in Roubaix velodrome.

Who won Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift in 2023? Alison Jackson won the race in 2023

When did Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift start? The first edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift was in 2021.

Who won the first Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift? Lizzie Deignan won the first edition in 2021.

Who has the most wins at Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift? Three different riders have won the race at the three editions: Lizzie Deignan, Elisa Longo Borghini, Alison Jackson.

Which teams are racing Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift 2024?

Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift is a WorldTour race and will have a full complement of 15 WorldTour teams and nine wildcard Continental teams making up the full peloton of 24 teams of seven riders.

WorldTour teams:

AG Insurance-Soudal

Canyon-SRAM

Ceratizit-WNT

FDJ-SUEZ

Fenix-Deceuninck

Human Powered Health

Lidl-Trek

Liv AlUla Jayco

Movistar

Roland

dsm-firmenich PostNL

SD Worx-Protime

UAE Team ADQ

Uno-X Mobility

Visma-Lease a Bike

Continental teams:

Arkéa-B&B Hotels

Cofidis

Proximus-Cyclis CT

EF Education-Cannondale

Lifeplus Wahoo

St Michel-Mavic-Auber 93

Team Coop-Repsol

VolkerWessels Women's Pro Cycling

Winspace

Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift history

Trek-Segafredo have won two out of the three editions of Paris-Roubaix Femmes that have taken place so far, both times with a different rider. Briton Lizzie Deignan won the inaugural edition in 2021 after making a daring, solo move with over 80km left to race, while Italian Elisa Longo Borghini won last year’s race after a similarly impressive solo breakaway.

In 2023, there was a thrilling breakaway win, as the day's early escape held off the power of the peloton to contest the victory in the Roubaix velodrome. The Canadian Alison Jackson (EF-Tibco-SVB) won the sprint the claim a remarkable victory.

Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift previous winners

2023 Alison Jackson (Can)
2022 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita)
2021 Lizzie Deignan (GBR)

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