Eight reasons why you should ride the Paris-Roubaix Challenge sportive

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Eight reasons why you should ride the Paris-Roubaix Challenge

Why the pavé of Paris-Roubaix should be on your bucket list

OK, at the time it hurts, and tackling 50km of cobbles during a 170km ride does take its toll the anticipation of the event always makes you think it’s going to be worse than it actually is.

The sportive takes place the day before the race itself, giving you the chance to stay and see how the pros do it (Pic: Tom Rune)

Fortunately it was another dry edition of Roubaix free of any major crashes or incidents as far as I could see. And while by the end my legs were toast from 107 miles in the big ring, aside from a sore elbow from the cobbles I came out of it largely unscathed, as did the rest of our group.

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