Paris-Roubaix cobbles dry and in good condition

Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo) during the 2021 Paris-Roubaix
Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo) during the 2021 Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

As is the tradition every week ahead of Paris-Roubaix, the race director Thierry Gouvenou and now the Paris-Roubaix Femmes director Franck Perque carefully preview all of the stretches of narrow, rough cobblestone farm roads and assign stars for the level of difficulty.

After Tuesday's reconnaissance, the ASO stripped one star of difficulty from the 2022 Paris-Roubaix route and reported that the pavé sectors are dry and in unusually good condition.

"I don't remember the cobblestones ever being so dry and so good before," Gouvenou said, according to Sporza. "They are exceptionally dry. Normally you have to do some fine-tuning after such a reconnaissance, but that's not the case now."

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2022 Paris-Roubaix cobble sectors
SectorNameKm racedKm to goDistanceDifficulty
30Troisvilles to Inchy96.3160.92.2 ***
29Viesly to Quiévy102.8154.41.8 ***
28Quiévy to Saint-Python105.4151.83.7 ****
27Saint-Python110.1147.11.5 **
26Vertain to Saint-Martin-sur-Écaillon117.9139.32.3 ***
25Haussy123.7133.50.8 **
24Saulzoir to Verchain-Maugré130.6126.61.2 **
23Verchain-Maugré to Quérénaing134.9122.31.6 ***
22Quérénaing to Maing137.6119.62.5 ***
21Maing to Monchaux-sur-Ecaillon140.7116.51.6 ***
20Haveluy to Wallers153.7103.52.5 ****
19Trouée d'Arenberg161.995.32.3 *****
18Wallers to Hélesmes167.989.31.6 ***
17*Hornaing to Wandignies174.782.53.7 ****
16*Warlaing to Brillon182.2752.4 ***
15*Tilloy to Sars-et-Rosières185.671.62.4 ****
14*Beuvry-la-Forêt to Orchies19265.21.4 ***
13*Orchies19760.21.7 ***
12*Auchy-lez-Orchies to Bersée203.154.12.7 ****
11*Mons-en-Pévèle208.648.63 *****
10*Mérignies to Avelin214.642.60.7 **
9*Pont-Thibault to Ennevelin21839.21.4 ***
8*Templeuve - L'Epinette223.433.80.2 *
8*Templeuve - Moulin-de-Vertain223.933.30.5 **
7*Cysoing to Bourghelles230.326.91.3 ***
6*Bourghelles to Wannehain232.824.41.1 ***
5*Camphin-en-Pévèle237.319.91.8 ****
4*Carrefour de l'Arbre24017.22.1 *****
3*Gruson242.314.91.1 **
2*Willems to Hem2498.21.4 **
1*Roubaix - Espace Charles Crupelandt255.81.40.3 *

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