How will the Tour's top GC favorites fare on the dusty, rough pavé of Paris-Roubaix? We rate their cobble-worthiness.



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We all know how the top GC favorites fare on the precipitous climbs of the Alps and Pyrenees, but what about the dusty, rough cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix? On Sunday, we’ll find out as Tour de France stage 9 features 15 sectors of pavé.

To gear up for this exciting stage, we rank the key contenders on how cobble-worthy they are.

Plus, we highlight a few of the interesting stories from the Tour de France that you might have missed in the hectic first week of racing.

All that and more on today’s episode of The VeloNews Show!