25 January 2012

News: No Arenberg in Paris-Roubaix?

Tranchée d'Arenberg

"After inspections from Jean-François Pescheux and Thierry Gouvenou revealed the cobblestones have been heavily covered by moss and other plant growth making the passage unsafe for racing.... Hopes that the cleaning work on the pavé will be enough to keep it in use."Sounds like incentive for the locals to clean the cobbles or have the Tranchée d'Arenberg nixed from the route ... No Arenberg in Paris-Roubaix? by CyclingNews.com
A very mossy forest Photo found on Spinwell.co.uk
This is the route (parcours) for the Paris Roubaix Challenge Cyclotourisme from San Quentin to Velodrome de Roubaix on April 1, 2012. (I know it is the same day as the Tour of Flanders). This is not the 2012 Paris-Roubaix parcours, the final route has yet to be announced, now we know why - moss.
Paris Roubaix Challenge 2012 map
Parcours of 2012 Paris-Roubaix