The first edition of the Paris-Roubaix Femmes , on Saturday October 2, will include 17 sectors of cobbles, covering the final 85km of the men’s route in northern France and finishing in the iconic Roubaix velodrome.
Race organiser ASO also confirmed the 257.7km men’s race route for Sunday October 3, with only minor changes compared to previous editions.
The inaugural women’s edition of Paris-Roubaix was added to the Women’s WorldTour for October 25 in 2020 but the race then was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic .
The UCI and ASO’s decision to add the event to the calendar last year was a historical moment for women’s cycling. ASO has also confirmed a Tour de France Femmes for 2022, with the full route to be revealed on October 14 when the men’s 2022 Tour de France route is also revealed.
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The first-ever edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes will start in Denain, south of Roubaix and close to the border with Belgium.
The peloton will race 116.4 kilometres, starting with three circuits around Denain. The women’s race route will join the men’s route in Hornaing after 31km.The final part of the route includes the five-star Mons-en-Pévèle and Carrefour de l’Arbre sectors, with a total of 30km of cobbles in the race before the velodrome finish.The cobbled sectors count down as they near Roubaix, with the key Carrefour de l’Arbre […]