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Rain falls on the night before Paris-Roubaix

Saturday’s Paris forecast called for early rain and gradual clearing. It seems the French weather experts can’t guess any better than their North American counterparts. The day was dry – until about 7 p.m. (local time) when a steady rain began to fall, with temperatures hanging around 50 degrees. Riders will likely go to sleep tonight listening to the rain, and roll to tomorrow’s start line of the 99th Paris-Roubaix with temperatures in the 30s. Sunday’s start, slated for 11 a.m. (5 a.m. Eastern), will see 248 riders from 25 squads contest the 254-kilometer route. Check back tomorrow,

By VeloNews Interactive

Saturday’s Paris forecast called for early rain and gradual clearing. It seems the French weather experts can’t guess any better than their North American counterparts. The day was dry – until about 7 p.m. (local time) when a steady rain began to fall, with temperatures hanging around 50 degrees. Riders will likely go to sleep tonight listening to the rain, and roll to tomorrow’s start line of the 99th Paris-Roubaix with temperatures in the 30s.

Sunday’s start, slated for 11 a.m. (5 a.m. Eastern), will see 248 riders from 25 squads contest the 254-kilometer route.

Check back tomorrow, April 15, for full coverage of Paris-Roubaix. Our editorial team of John Wilcockson, Bryan Jew and Lennard Zinn will phone in reports as the race progresses, as well as post-race interviews, analysis, a look at the equipment used to handle the French pavé, and photos by Graham Watson.

One last note: The Outdoor Life Network will broadcast the race live on Sunday. Coverage will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern. Check local listings for times in your area.