Top 10 Facts About The Cobbled Classics

Published on March 10th 2016


How well do YOU know races like the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix? Subscribe to GCN: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN store! Sign up to the GCN newsletter: For some riders and fans, March and early April is the best time of the year from a cycling point of view. This is when some of the most brutal one day races take place, unified by one common factor: cobblestones. These races, held in Belgium and Northern France, are often raced in cold, wet weather, and as a result it's often the grittiest riders that come out on top. Matt takes you through 10 facts you might not have known about these iconic races. Watch Matt's interview with Johan Museeuw ▶︎ 10 crazy cycling facts ▶︎ Buy GCN winter kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop: Buy GCN Santini kit - USA: Rest of World: Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /