The next edition of the Paris-Roubaix will include 52.6km of cobblestones, out of a total distance of 259km. The Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), organizers of the Classic, announced on Friday a few changes to the route resulting in a slightly shorter total distance of cobblestones.
According to the AFP, the main difference for the 107th edition of the race, set for April 12, is the removal of a 1600m section of pavé in Wallers à Helesmes because its condition has degraded too much. Another part connecting Auchy-les-Orchies to Bersée was also shortened relative to previous years.
Last year's race featured 52.8km of cobblestones.