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Link to The timeless inner sanctum: Inside the Paris-Roubaix showers
The man beneath the rainbow: Mathieu van der Poel washes away the dirt of his race-winning afternoon

The timeless inner sanctum: Inside the Paris-Roubaix showers

A personal account from behind the curtain of cycling’s toughest one-day race, as Jasper Philipsen and Mathieu van der Poel pay homage to the past

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Link to Stat Attack: Mathieu van der Poel's milestones and Quick-Step's cobbled demise
Mathieu van der Poel (centre) and his Alpecin-Deceuninck teammates are eclipsing previous Classics powerhouse Soudal-QuickStep (left)

Stat Attack: Mathieu van der Poel's milestones and Quick-Step's cobbled demise

GCN's resident stats nerd Cillian Kelly uncovers the statistical storylines from Paris-Roubaix, and puts Quick-Step's lacklustre performances under the harsh spotlight of facts and figures

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Link to Cobbles stolen from Carrefour de l'Arbre after Paris-Roubaix
Tom Pidcock and Fred Wright thunder through Carrefour de l'Arbre during Sunday's Paris-Roubaix

Cobbles stolen from Carrefour de l'Arbre after Paris-Roubaix

Les Amis de Paris-Roubaix left exasperated by the behaviour of unruly fans who treated this iconic sector with anything but respect

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Link to AJ August, youngest Paris-Roubaix rider in 114 years, misses time cut but fights to the velodrome
Ploughing a lone trade, AJ August battled through hardship to reach the end of Paris-Roubaix

AJ August, youngest Paris-Roubaix rider in 114 years, misses time cut but fights to the velodrome

Youngest entrant in over a century misses out on time cut by less than two minutes, but ‘really proud’ to have made it to the velodrome in second WorldTour race

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Link to Police identify culprit who threw beer at Mathieu van der Poel during Tour of Flanders
Mathieu van der Poel was fortunately undeterred by the incidents in both Monuments

Police identify culprit who threw beer at Mathieu van der Poel during Tour of Flanders

Suspect to be questioned, whilst spectator who threw cap at world champion during Paris-Roubaix is set to hand herself in amidst complaint from French rider union

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Link to Double rainbow over Roubaix velodrome: The GCN Racing News Show
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Double rainbow over Roubaix velodrome: The GCN Racing News Show

Dan Lloyd assesses how Paris-Roubaix was won by both current world champions Mathieu van der Poel and Lotte Kopecky and looks back on a turbulent week in road racing

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Link to Tom Pidcock: 'I couldn't hold my handlebars at the end of Paris-Roubaix, it was epic'
Tom Pidcock won the junior and under-23 versions of Paris-Roubaix, but Sunday was his introduction to the elite race

Tom Pidcock: 'I couldn't hold my handlebars at the end of Paris-Roubaix, it was epic'

British rider arrives into the Roubaix Velodrome covered in blisters and sores, but holds on to commendable 17th place finish on debut

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Link to Alpecin-Deceuninck conquer Paris-Roubaix: ‘Mathieu is at the best level we have ever seen’
Mathieu van der Poel soaks in the glory at Paris-Roubaix

Alpecin-Deceuninck conquer Paris-Roubaix: ‘Mathieu is at the best level we have ever seen’

Mathieu van der Poel, Jasper Philipsen, Gianni Vermeersch and Silvan Dillier give the inside line on the Belgium team's third Monument win of 2024

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Link to On the start line at Paris-Roubaix: 'Mathieu van der Poel was dancing in the team bus'
Mathieu van der Poel is hunting his second Paris-Roubaix title

On the start line at Paris-Roubaix: 'Mathieu van der Poel was dancing in the team bus'

GCN gets an inside view from the peloton at the start line, as we speak to the likes of Edvald Boasson Hagen, Tim Merlier and Mikkel Bjerg

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Link to Tom Pidcock makes shock Paris-Roubaix debut – 'I can't remember the last time I was this excited'
Tom Pidcock is racing Paris-Roubaix for the first time in his elite career

Tom Pidcock makes shock Paris-Roubaix debut – 'I can't remember the last time I was this excited'

Surprise late entrant for Ineos Grenadiers discusses his excitement for the race, as Ian Stannard gives his thoughts on Pidcock’s chances

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Link to Zoe Bäckstedt: 'My hands were completely ruined but it's Paris-Roubaix, you don't give up'
Zoe Bäckstedt rode to 16th place in the Roubaix Velodrome on Saturday afternoon

Zoe Bäckstedt: 'My hands were completely ruined but it's Paris-Roubaix, you don't give up'

Canyon-SRAM prodigy proud to have fought for as long as possible in the race her father won 20 years ago

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Link to Alberto Bettiol’s plan for Paris-Roubaix: ‘Jump into hell and come back alive’
Alberto Bettiol (left) was unlucky to come away from the Tour of Flanders empty-handed, with his battling performance deserving of so much more

Alberto Bettiol’s plan for Paris-Roubaix: ‘Jump into hell and come back alive’

Former Tour of Flanders winner more than happy to go into first Paris-Roubaix a little blind, with nothing but confidence in his team and their experience

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Link to 'For me this feels like a win,' says Pfeiffer Georgi after Paris-Roubaix Femmes
Soon to take pride of place in Pfeiffer Georgi's residence, today's cobblestone will only spur the Brit on for more

'For me this feels like a win,' says Pfeiffer Georgi after Paris-Roubaix Femmes

Third-placed finisher revels in the comfort of her Scott bike, as she reaffirms her position amongst the best in the world

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Link to Lotte Kopecky on Paris-Roubaix win: 'Today was exactly as we planned'
Lotte Kopecky soaks in the moment, just minutes after crossing the line to win her first Paris-Roubaix Femmes title

Lotte Kopecky on Paris-Roubaix win: 'Today was exactly as we planned'

Belgium's first Paris-Roubaix Femmes winner full of praise for SD Worx-Protime, who boosted her spirits from a disappointing Tour of Flanders

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Link to Mixed feelings for Marianne Vos after missing Paris-Roubaix Femmes podium
Marianne Vos never ceases to attack Paris-Roubaix, but continues to walk away empty-handed

Mixed feelings for Marianne Vos after missing Paris-Roubaix Femmes podium

Dutchwoman finished fourth in velodrome sprint as the cobblestone trophy continues to elude her

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Link to Tim Merlier can win Paris-Roubaix: Here’s how
Tim Merlier stood on the top step of the Scheldeprijs podium on Wednesday

Tim Merlier can win Paris-Roubaix: Here’s how

We speak to Patrick Lefevere, Geert Van Bondt, Bert Van Lerberghe and Merlier himself to discover the masterplan for the 'Hell of the North'

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Link to Introducing Paris-Roubaix’s five most iconic cobblestone sectors
Wilfried Peeters was a cobbles specialist himself before becoming Soudal Quick-Step's sports director in retirement

Introducing Paris-Roubaix’s five most iconic cobblestone sectors

Rough, uneven, irregular, brutal - the cobbles fear no man or woman. Here’s our guide to five of the race’s most brutal sectors of stones

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Link to Embracing the history of Paris-Roubaix: Alison Jackson claims a space for women
Alison Jackson has gone in search of Paris-Roubaix's rich history and in turn, the local communities have taken her to heart

Embracing the history of Paris-Roubaix: Alison Jackson claims a space for women

GCN sits down with the defending champion of Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift, who rode from the centre of Paris to Roubaix in homage to the race and its community

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Link to The Oreo test: How are the Arenberg cobbles shaping up for Paris-Roubaix?
Five Oreos deep soon became the norm for much of the Arenberg's cobbled surface

The Oreo test: How are the Arenberg cobbles shaping up for Paris-Roubaix?

Armed with a pack of chocolate biscuits, we assess the size, severity and condition of Paris-Roubaix's most fearsome cobblestone sector ahead of the weekend

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Link to Mathieu van der Poel: 'Alpecin-Deceuninck are at our strongest in Paris-Roubaix'
Mathieu van der Poel and Jasper Philipsen welcomed the media at Deceuninck's Belgian headquarters on Friday morning

Mathieu van der Poel: 'Alpecin-Deceuninck are at our strongest in Paris-Roubaix'

Defending champion cedes that Lidl-Trek have produced good tactics in the recent Classics, but believes his team have three options to win on Sunday

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Link to Ellen van Dijk: 'I was really scared after my Paris-Roubaix concussion, but now I'm ready'
Ellen van Dijk is back in the pro peloton after giving birth to her first child

Ellen van Dijk: 'I was really scared after my Paris-Roubaix concussion, but now I'm ready'

Lidl-Trek's returning star reflects on a 'horrible' first edition of the race in 2021 and the solace that 2022 provided ahead of her first Roubaix in two years

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Link to How Alpecin-Deceuninck mastered the Tour of Flanders: GCN Racing News Show
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How Alpecin-Deceuninck mastered the Tour of Flanders: GCN Racing News Show

Dan Lloyd reflects on a masterclass from Mathieu van der Poel and his team, and commends the longevity of Lidl-Trek's Elisa Longo Borghini

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Link to The real heroes of Paris-Roubaix? Goats let loose on the cobbles of Arenberg
The goats get to work on the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix

The real heroes of Paris-Roubaix? Goats let loose on the cobbles of Arenberg

For the second year in a row, a herd of animals are ensuring the cobblestones are in race-ready condition, in an environmentally and socially friendly way

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Link to Paris-Roubaix: Moments that have defined cycling's most-loved Monument
Believe it or not, the Trouée d'Arenberg has not always been a feature of Paris-Roubaix

Paris-Roubaix: Moments that have defined cycling's most-loved Monument

From cobbled climbs and the discovery of the Trouée d'Arenberg, to staving off a tarmac revolution and Lizzie Deignan's historic victory, this race has seen it all

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