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The 29 Strava sectors of Paris-Roubaix

Paris-Roubaix 2016 tackles 27 sectors of cobblestones, and we did a little digging on Strava to find each and every corresponding KOM.

The first man across the line in the velodrome surely won’t be chasing Strava segments along the way, but still, it is fun to see how fast they ride the Arenberg Forest. If you’re fortunate enough to be over in northern France, perhaps you can have a go at a lesser-known segment to see how you stack up. But to do all 29 segments in a 257km day? Well, that just sounds hellish.

The 29 cobbled sectors of Paris–Roubaix

29. Troisvilles (98.5km – 2,200m) +++
28. Viesly (105km – 1,800m) +++
27. Quievy (107.5km – 3,700m) ++++
26. Viesly à Briastre (112.5 – 3,000m) +++
25. Briastre à Solesmes (116km – 800m) ++
24. Vertain (120.5km – 2,300m) +++
23. Verchain-Maugré (134.5km – 1,600m) +++
22. Quérénaing (137.5km – 2,500m) +++
21. Maing (140.5 – 1,600m) +++
20. Haveluy (154km – 2,500m) ++++
19. Trouée d’Arenberg (162km – 2,400m) +++++
18. Wallers – Hélesmes (a.k.a. Pont Gibus) (168km – 1,600m) +++
17. Hornaing (175km – 3,700m) ++++
16. Warlaing – Brillon (182.5km – 2,400m) +++
15. Tilloy – Sars-et-Rosières (186km – 2,400m) ++++
14. Beuvry-la-Forêt – Orchies (192.5km – 1,400m) +++
13. Orchies (197.5km – 1,700m) +++
12. Auchy-lez-Orchies – Bersée (203.5km – 2,700m) ++++
11. Mons-en-Pévèle (209km – 3,000m) +++++
10. Mérignies – Avelin (215km – 700m) ++
9. Pont-Thibaut (218km – 1,400m) +++
8. Templeuve – Moulin de Vertain (224.5km – 500m) ++
7. Cysoing – Bourghelles (231km – 1,300m) +++
6. Bourghelles – Wannehain (233.5km – 1,100m) +++
5. Camphin-en-Pévèle (238km – 1,800m) ++++
4. Le Carrefour de l’Arbre (240.5km – 2,100m) +++++
3. Gruson (243km – 1,100m) ++
2. Hem (249.5km – 1,400m) ++
1. Roubaix (256.5km – 300m) +

(+ denotes difficulty on a scale of one to five stars, five being the hardest. Each sector links to the related Strava segment.)