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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Oliver Naesen of Belgium and AG2R Citren Team trains at Troue dArenberg sector during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Oliver Naesen of AG2R Citroën Team trains on the Troue dArenberg sector Thursday before Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Mike Teunissen of Netherlands Nathan Van Hooydonck of Belgium Timo Roosen of Netherlands Edoardo Affini of Italy Christophe Laporte of France and Team Jumbo Visma train with teammates Qurnaing Maing sector during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Team Jumbo - Visma train across the three-star Quérénaing à Maing sector (sector 22) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium and AG2R Citren Team trains during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Greg Van Avermaet of AG2R Citroën Team trains on cobbles (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 A general view of the AG2R Citren Team training at Troue dArenberg sector during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

gGeneral view of the AG2R Citroën Team training at five-star Trouée d'Arenberg sector (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 LR Michael Schr of Switzerland Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium and AG2R Citren Team with teammates train during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Michael Schär (left) and Greg Van Avermaet of AG2R Citroën Team lead training ride (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Cameron Wurf of Australia Dylan Van Baarle of Netherlands Magnus Sheffield of United States Ben Turner of United Kingdom Luke Rowe of United Kingdom and Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland and Team INEOS Grenadiers train Templeuve sectorduring the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Team Ineos Grenadiers train on sector 8, two-star Templeuve (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Mathieu Van Der Poel of Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix trains during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Mathieu van der Poel with Alpecin-Fenix teammates on recon ride (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Cameron Wurf of Australia Dylan Van Baarle of Netherlands Magnus Sheffield of United States Ben Turner of United Kingdom Luke Rowe of United Kingdom and Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Ineos Grenadiers teammates ride by spring blooms on Paris-Roubaix training ride (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 LR Cameron Wurf of Australia and Magnus Sheffield of United States and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Cameron Wurf and Magnus Sheffield of Ineos Grenadiers during Thursday's recon ride (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Cameron Wurf of Australia Dylan Van Baarle of Netherlands Magnus Sheffield of United States Ben Turner of United Kingdom Luke Rowe of United Kingdom and Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Ineos Grenadiers roll dry roads Thursday, which should be in similar conditions come Sunday (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Cameron Wurf of Australia Dylan Van Baarle of Netherlands Magnus Sheffield of United States Ben Turner of United Kingdom Luke Rowe of United Kingdom and Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Ineos Grenadiers riders kick up some dust Thursday on reconnaissance of Paris-Roubaix route (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Mathieu Van Der Poel of Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix trains during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Mathieu van der Poel of Alpecin-Fenix takes advantage of dry, sunny day (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Mathieu Van Der Poel of Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix trains during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Mathieu van der Poel leads ride with Alpecin-Fenix teammates on Thursday (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Damien Touz of France and AG2R Citren Team trains during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Frenchman Damien Touzé rides at front of AG2R Citroën team training ride (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium and AG2R Citren Team trains during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Greg Van Avermaet of AG2R Citroën Team focused on the cobbles ahead (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14LR Kenneth Vanbilsen of Belgium and Piet Allegaert of Belgium and Team Cofidis train during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Belgian teammates on Cofidis, Kenneth Vanbilsen (on left) and Piet Allegaert during recon ride (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Alexandre Delettre of France Eddy Fin of France and Davide Cimolai of Italy and Team Cofidis train during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Alexandre Delettre, Eddy Finé and Davide Cimolai of Team Cofidis (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Alexis Renard of France and Team Cofidis trains at Troue dArenberg cobblestones sector during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Alexis Renard of Team Cofidis trains on the Trouée d'Arenberg cobbled sector (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Thomas Scully of New Zealand and Team EF Education Easypost trains at Troue dArenberg cobblestones sector during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Correcting his balance on the five-star Trouée d'Arenberg cobbled sector is Thomas Scully of EF Education - EasyPost (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Luke Durbridge of Australia Luka Mezgec of Slovenia and Team Bikeexchange Jayco with teammates train during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Luke Durbridge rides at front for Team BikeExchange-Jayco during training on Thursday (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Jack Bauer of New Zealand and Team Bikeexchange Jayco trains at Troue dArenberg cobblestones sector during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Team BikeExchange-Jayco during reconnaissance (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Alexandre Balmer of Switzerland and Team Bikeexchange Jayco trains during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Swiss rider Alexandre Balmer of Team BikeExchange - Jayco (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Owain Doull of United Kingdom Jens Keukeleire of Belgium Sebastian Langeveld of Netherlands Lukasz Wisniowski of Poland Jonas Rutsch of Germany Thomas Scully of New Zealand Stefan Bissegger of Switzerland and Team EF Education Easypost with teammates during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

EF Education-EasyPost on Thursday training ride (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Stefan Bissegger of Switzerland and Team EF Education Easypost trains at Troue dArenberg cobblestones sector during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Swiss rider Stefan Bissegger of EF Education - EasyPost trains at Trouée d'Arenberg cobblestones sector, which is 2,400 metres in length (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Owain Doull of United Kingdom and Team EF Education Easypost trains at Troue dArenberg cobblestones sector during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Owain Doull of EF Education - EasyPost trains at Trouée d'Arenberg cobblestones sector (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Owain Doull of United Kingdom Jens Keukeleire of Belgium Sebastian Langeveld of Netherlands Lukasz Wisniowski of Poland Jonas Rutsch of Germany Thomas Scully of New Zealand Stefan Bissegger of Switzerland and Team EF Education Easypost with teammates during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

EF Education-EasyPost riders during reconnaissance (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)
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ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Ivan Garcia Cortina of Spain and Movistar Team trains during the 119th ParisRoubaix 2022 Training ParisRoubaix WorldTour on April 14 2022 in Roubaix France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

A lone rider from Movistar seen on the cobbles Thursday, Ivan Garcia Cortina of Spain (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Thirty sections of cobblestones loom ahead across the fields of northern France and into Belgium for the 119th edition of Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. 

Last year on a rescheduled October date, Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) survived massive amounts of mud and slippery conditions to win his first Paris-Roubaix. This year, the race returns to its traditional spring calendar slot in April, with flowers bursting in bloom and the skies expected to be clear for Sunday's 257.2km march from Compiègne, France to the velodrome in Roubaix, Belgium.

The men's race will showcase all 18 WorldTeams and seven ProTeams, with many of them seen on Thursday embarking on reconnaissance rides across key sectors of cobblestones, from the five-star Trouée d'Arenberg to the two-star Quérénaing - Maing, both more than 2,000 metres in length.

The defending champion's team Bahrain Victorious was seen on the course, as well as AG2R Citroën, Cofidis, EF Education-EasyPost, Ineos Grenadiers, Jumbo-Visma, and Team BikeExchange-Jayco.

The 2022 route for the Monument has remained mostly unchanged, with the 30 sectors of pavé adding up to 54.8 kilometres of the course. Three of these sectors will be traversed again in July by many riders, as part of stage 5 of the Tour de France. The trio come after the Arenberg -  Hornaing-Wandignies (#17), Warlaing-Brillon (#16) and Tilloy-Sars-et-Rosières (#15).

Click or swipe through our gallery of photos above to see which riders were part of team training for Paris-Roubaix, and if any had issues with traction just four days ahead of the full-speed action. 

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