Monday, April 02, 2012

The Hell of the North: Paris-Roubaix

lying in wait!


Date:  Sunday, April 8, 2012
First edition:  1896
Distance:  257.5 km
Start/finish:  Compiègne - Roubaix
Cobbles:  27 sections, total: 51.5 km
Teams:  25 (list)
Nicknames:  Queen of the Classics, The Easter Race, A Sunday in Hell, l'enfer du Nord
Most wins:  Roger De Vlaeminck (BEL 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977)
Most recent:  Johan Vansummeren (BEL)




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