Portion of cobbles removed from Paris-Roubaix

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.

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