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Link to Tech analysis: The inexact science of Paris-Roubaix
It appears like the ideal Roubaix set-up is still open for discussion

Tech analysis: The inexact science of Paris-Roubaix

It’s not a case of 'one size fits all' when teams are deciding on what equipment to use for the tough cobbled Monument

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Link to Is tech making racing too dangerous? – GCN Tech Show
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Is tech making racing too dangerous? – GCN Tech Show

We take a look back at some of the tech trends that might be contributing to some of the high profile crashes that appear to be sweeping the peloton

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Link to Bianchi responds to Florian Sénéchal’s criticism after bike problems at Paris-Roubaix, team apologises
Bianchi claimed Arkea B&B Hotels mechanics didn't follow specific instruction regarding handlebar assembly at Sunday's Paris-Roubaix

Bianchi responds to Florian Sénéchal’s criticism after bike problems at Paris-Roubaix, team apologises

Arkéa-B&B Hotels issues apology as a result of Bianchi statement, shining some light on the events at race and admitting that set-up instructions were not followed

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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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Self-inflating tyres 🛞

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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 ‘The lights are on but nobody's home’ – exhausted riders react to the fastest Paris-Roubaix ever
Stefan Küng recovers after the fastest ever edition of Paris-Roubaix

‘The lights are on but nobody's home’ – exhausted riders react to the fastest Paris-Roubaix ever

47.8kph average speed stuns peloton as riders arrive in velodrome exhausted behind Mathieu van der Poel

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Link to Paris-Roubaix: 8 things we learnt from the cobbled Classics climax
Two world champions; two Paris-Roubaix winners

Paris-Roubaix: 8 things we learnt from the cobbled Classics climax

After an enthralling weekend of race action we share our key conclusions from this year's 'Hell of the North'

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Link to 7 of the biggest tech flops from Paris-Roubaix over the years
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7 of the biggest tech flops from Paris-Roubaix over the years

Sometimes Roubaix chews up and spits out seemingly advantageous tech products

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Link to A new era for Paris-Roubaix tech as aero bikes and wide tyres dominate
This year's race showcased the versatility of the modern aero race bike

A new era for Paris-Roubaix tech as aero bikes and wide tyres dominate

The French Monument used to be a hotbed for cobble-taming tech, but most teams ran decidedly normal set-ups that didn’t diverge too far from the norms

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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 Action will be taken after spectator throws cycling cap towards Mathieu van der Poel’s wheels at Paris-Roubaix
Mathieu van der Poel on his way to the win at Paris-Roubaix

Action will be taken after spectator throws cycling cap towards Mathieu van der Poel’s wheels at Paris-Roubaix

‘We’ll find that person, that’s for sure’ says the head of the CPA

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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 Mathieu van der Poel: 'I don't think the Paris-Roubaix cobbles are meant to be ridden on a road bike'
Van der Poel is keeping his bike fairly stock for Sunday with wide tyres and double wrapped bar tape the only modifications

Mathieu van der Poel: 'I don't think the Paris-Roubaix cobbles are meant to be ridden on a road bike'

The reigning World Champion shares his thoughts on bike set-up ahead of Sunday’s monument

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Link to Paris-Roubaix Femmes tech: How did teams set up their bikes for a day in hell?
Paris-Roubaix sees riders set their bikes up in ways not seen anywhere else in the season

Paris-Roubaix Femmes tech: How did teams set up their bikes for a day in hell?

Paris-Roubaix is like no other race on the calendar, leading riders to set their bikes up in unique ways

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Link to POC releases limited-edition Ventral Air helmet in homage to Alison Jackson’s 2023 Paris-Roubaix win
POC's limited-edition helmet celebrates Alison Jackson's win at the 2023 Paris-Roubaix Femmes

POC releases limited-edition Ventral Air helmet in homage to Alison Jackson’s 2023 Paris-Roubaix win

New helmet celebrates the Canadian's “refreshing and distinctive attitude to professional cycling” through special decals

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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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