Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by yenrod, 9 Jun 2008.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

  2. Load of old cobbles - that's why! :wacko:
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    it's been going for a long time and has built up a reputation for being a 'toughy' on both bikes and riders so winning it has to be something special.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    In the dry its a tough race but it becomes a super hard race when the weather turns and the fans like to see the riders battling the elements and the cobbles which become lethal when wet. Which is probably why it scored high on the excitement level.
  5. DanRVV2006

    DanRVV2006 New Member

    West Midlands
    Because it is a real race, and only the hard men win it hence why Contador, Evans, Levi and that tour lot dont ride it.
    Even Hincapie perfers the rough cobbles of Roubaix to the Tour.
    Once you have won a Roubaix you are an eternal great and the race holds so much respect from the riders, teams and fans. This also applys for the Ronde van Vlaanderen :blush:
  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    I voted for the Ronde, but I can see why Paris Roubaix won.
  7. girofan

    girofan New Member

    De Ronde is for the most complete rider. :biggrin: Roubaix is for the rider with class who doesn't have bad luck, ie: puncture, mechanical!!! ;)
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