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Van Avermaet, Degenkolb and QuickStep prepare for Paris-Roubaix – Gallery

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Trek-Segafredo riders recon the Paris-Roubaix route

Trek-Segafredo riders recon the Paris-Roubaix route (Image credit: Getty Images)
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CCC Team's Greg van Avermaet looks ready for Paris-Roubaix

CCC Team's Greg van Avermaet looks ready for Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) on the Roubaix cobbles

Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) on the Roubaix cobbles (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Jasper Stuyevn is one of Trek-Segafredo's weapons for Paris-Roubaix

Jasper Stuyevn is one of Trek-Segafredo's weapons for Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Groupama-FDJ's Arnaud Demare

Groupama-FDJ's Arnaud Demare (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Belgian champion Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Belgian champion Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-QuickStep) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Deceuninck-QuickStep's Tim Declercq and Zdenek Stybar

Deceuninck-QuickStep's Tim Declercq and Zdenek Stybar (Image credit: Getty Images)
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 Philippe Gilbert, Yves Lampaert and guest

Philippe Gilbert, Yves Lampaert and guest (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Deceuninck-QuickStep riders recon the Paris-Roubaix cobbles

Deceuninck-QuickStep riders recon the Paris-Roubaix cobbles (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-QuickStep) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Philippe Gilbert negotiates the Roubaix cobbles

Philippe Gilbert negotiates the Roubaix cobbles (Image credit: Getty Images)
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 Zdenek Stybar is a favourite for the 2019 Paris-Roubaix

Zdenek Stybar is a favourite for the 2019 Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Deceuninck-QuickStep riders recon the Paris-Roubaix cobbles

Deceuninck-QuickStep riders recon the Paris-Roubaix cobbles (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The Deceuninck-QuickStep car follows riders through the Arenberg,

The Deceuninck-QuickStep car follows riders through the Arenberg, (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Greg van Avermaet and the CCC Team recon paris-Roubaix

Greg van Avermaet and the CCC Team recon paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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UAE Team Emirates' Jasper Philipsen

UAE Team Emirates' Jasper Philipsen (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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A Loto Soudal rider on the cobbles.

A Loto Soudal rider on the cobbles. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-Quick Step)

Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-Quick Step) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-QuickStep) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Tim Declercq (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Tim Declercq (Deceuninck-QuickStep) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Deceuninck-QuickStep riders recon the cobbles

Deceuninck-QuickStep riders recon the cobbles (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Philippe Gilbert is dressed for the weather

Philippe Gilbert is dressed for the weather (Image credit: Getty Images)
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The Deceuninck-QuickStep bikes are ready to go

The Deceuninck-QuickStep bikes are ready to go (Image credit: Getty Images)
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CCC team's Greg Van Avaemaet

CCC team's Greg Van Avaemaet (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Trek-Segafredo riders recon the Paris-Roubaix route

Trek-Segafredo riders recon the Paris-Roubaix route (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Trek-Segafredo riders recon the Paris-Roubaix route

Trek-Segafredo riders recon the Paris-Roubaix route (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Astana riders check out a section of Paris-Roubaix cobbles.

Astana riders check out a section of Paris-Roubaix cobbles. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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John Degenkolb chats with Trek-Segafredo director Steven de Jongh

John Degenkolb chats with Trek-Segafredo director Steven de Jongh (Image credit: Getty Images)
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John Degenkolb mugs for the cameras while previewing the Roubaix cobbles

John Degenkolb mugs for the cameras while previewing the Roubaix cobbles (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Trek-Segafredo riders recon the Paris-Roubaix route

Trek-Segafredo riders recon the Paris-Roubaix route (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Groupama-FDJ riders preview the Paris-Roubaix cobbles

Groupama-FDJ riders preview the Paris-Roubaix cobbles (Image credit: Getty Images)
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2015 Paris-Roubaix winner John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo)

2015 Paris-Roubaix winner John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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2015 Paris-Roubaix winner John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo)

2015 Paris-Roubaix winner John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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CCC Team pass some local traffic on the Paris-Roubaix route

CCC Team pass some local traffic on the Paris-Roubaix route (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Michael Schär (CCC Team) recons the Paris-Roubaix cobbles

Michael Schär (CCC Team) recons the Paris-Roubaix cobbles (Image credit: Getty Images)
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CCC Team riders check out the Paris-Roubaix route

CCC Team riders check out the Paris-Roubaix route (Image credit: Getty Images)
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CCC Team's Greg van Avermaet

CCC Team's Greg van Avermaet (Image credit: Getty Images)
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CCC Team riders check out the Paris-Roubaix route

CCC Team riders check out the Paris-Roubaix route (Image credit: Getty Images)
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CCC Team's Greg van Avermaet

CCC Team's Greg van Avermaet (Image credit: Getty Images)
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CCC Team riders check out the Paris-Roubaix route

CCC Team riders check out the Paris-Roubaix route (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Astana riders get in some kilometres on the Paris-Roubaix cobbles.

Astana riders get in some kilometres on the Paris-Roubaix cobbles. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Magnus Cort (Astana)

Magnus Cort (Astana) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Astana riders get in some kilometres on the Paris-Roubaix cobbles.

Astana riders get in some kilometres on the Paris-Roubaix cobbles. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Astana Pro Team riders get a glimpse of the Paris-Roubaix cobbles

Astana Pro Team riders get a glimpse of the Paris-Roubaix cobbles (Image credit: Getty Images)

With the 2019 Paris-Roubaix inching another day closer, teams took advantage of more clear, dry weather on Friday to reconnoitre some of the cobbled sectors they'll face on Sunday.

Greg van Avermaet was out with his CCC Team as the Olympic road race champion hopes to add a second 'Hell of the North' title to his palmarès, having also won in 2017.

John Degenkolb, winner of the race in 2015, was out on the course with the Trek-Segafredo roster, which includes Jasper Stuyven, who finished fourth at Roubaix in 2017, and fifth last year.

And UAE team Emirates' Alexander Kristoff and newcomer Jasper Philipsen were out previewing the cobbles, with Kristoff having been showing some good form of late. He'll be looking to score a first Roubaix win on Sunday, which would be his third Monument, having won Milan-San Remo and the Tour of Flanders in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Other riders out on Friday looking over some of the cobbled sectors included Astana's Magnus Cort and the Deceuninck-QuickStep armada of Zdenek Stybar, Philippe Gilbert, Yves Lampaert and Kasper Asgreen. André Greipel and his Arkea-Samsic team were also spotted, as were Arnaud Démare and his Groupama-FDJ teammates.

Click or swipe through the gallery above to see who else was out previewing the route on Friday.