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Paris-Roubaix 2022: Route, start list and all you need to know

Cyclist magazine
11 Apr 2022

Key information about the 2022 Paris-Roubaix, which takes place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April: Route, riders, TV & cobbled sectors

Paris-Roubaix 2017 route

The 2017 Paris-Roubaix route has been confirmed and this year will contain 29 cobbled sectors totalling 55km, over a total race distance of 257km. 

The three most anticipated sectors  - the Tranchée d’Arenberg, Mons-en-Pévèle and the Carrefour de l’Arbre - are all included. However, there are also changes from previous years in that two new additions, Briastre and Solesmes, will appear as sector 25 and 26 near the start of the race. It is the first time they have been used since 1987.

'The first is three kilometres long, it is actually being renovated but it is one of the difficult sectors,' said route designer Thierry Gouvenou of Briastre.

'The next is a lot shorter, however it is uphill. It is not our wish to make the race harder at this stage, but to find more diversity between the cobblestone sectors and make sure these areas continue to feed the legend.'

Paris-Roubaix 2017: The cobbled sectors

The details are open to change and confirmation by the organisers

Sector Kilometres Name Length
29 97 Troisvilles to Inchy 2.2
28 103.5 Viesly to Quiévy 1.8
27 106 Quiévy to Saint-Python 3.7
26 112.5 Viesly to Briastre 3
25 116 Briastre to Solesmes 0.8
24 124.5 Vertain to Saint-Martin-sur-Écaillon 2.3
23 134.5 Verchain-Maugré to Quérénaing 1.6
22 137.5 Quérénaing to Maing 2.5
21 140.5 Maing to Monchaux-sur-Écaillon 1.6
20 153.5 Haveluy to Wallers 2.5
19 161.5 Trouée d'Arenberg 2.4
18 168 Wallers to Hélesmes 1.6
17 174.5 Hornaing to Wandignies 3.7
16 182 Warlaing to Brillon 2.4
15 185.5 Tilloy to Sars-et-Rosières 2.4
14 192 Beuvry-la-Forêt to Orchies 1.4
13 197 Orchies 1.7
12 203 Auchy-lez-Orchies to Bersée 2.7
11 208.5 Mons-en-Pévèle 3
10 214.5 Mérignies to Avelin 0.7
9 218 Pont-Thibaut to Ennevelin 1.4
8 224 Templeuve (Moulin-de-Vertain) 0.5
7 230.5 Cysoing to Bourghelles 1.3
6 233 Bourghelles to Wannehain 1.1
5 237.5 Camphin-en-Pévèle 1.8
4 240 Carrefour de l’Arbre 2.1
3 242.5 Gruson 1.1
2 249 Willems to Hem 1.4
1 256 Roubaix (Espace Crupelandt) 0.3
TOTAL 55km

Riders to watch at Paris-Roubaix 2017

Tom Boonen

Second place to Mat Hayman in 2016, Tom Boonen is on a mission to take a record fifth Paris-Roubaix victory in this, his final year as a pro. Early season signs are good for Boonen, with the Belgian already having taken victory in some sprints, and with no opportunities beyond 2017 to seal the Roubaix record, many will be rooting for 'Tomekke'. 

He was unlucky at the Tour of Flanders when an ill-timed double mechanical took him out of the reckoning, so expect to see him all the more determined at Paris-Roubaix.

Peter Sagan

A rider you can never write off. More suited to the punchy climbs of the Tour of Flanders, the World Champion will nontheless be a force to be reckoned with at Roubaix.

He too fell foul of bad luck at the Ronde, getting tangled in a barrier on the Oude Kwaremont which caused him to crash heavily and break his bike. Ater a crash also counted him out of the lead group at last year's Paris-Roubaix, this year will surely go the way of the Slovak.

Philippe Gilbert

His place in the Quick-Step Floors team hasn't been confirmed but after putting in one of the best winning rides in Tour of Flanders history it will be a surprise if he's left at home.

Better known for his wins in the Ardennes where he's suited to the punchy climbs, it would still be foolish to write-off his chances on the flat cobbled sectors of Roubaix.

Sep Vanmarcke

Having made a return to the Cannondale-Drapac team (after having left it in its Garmin days), Vanmarcke has proved his pedigree on the cobbles time and again - but without ever winning much. He will be there or thereabouts, perhaps even on the top step.

However, he's another who found himself unlucky at the Tour of Flanders when he crashed out of a chasing group. He lost a lot of skin and has since reported that he broke a finger; his attendance of Paris-Roubaix is TBC.

John Degenkolb

Degenkolb took an emphatic win at Paris-Roubaix in 2015, dictacting the race in the final kilometres before winning the sprint from the lead group. A terrible crash put him out of competition for much of 2016, but after showing clear signs to a full return to form with his new Trek-Segafredo team, things are looking good for the German.

He looked strong early on at the Tour of Flanders but was nowhere to be seen when things really got going. Better suited to Roubaix anyway, he should be a contender.

Ian Stannard and Luke Rowe

Ian Stannard has won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad twice, and finished on the podium at Paris-Roubaix in 2016. His strength is clear, and his tactics can't be faulted, but he comes as part of a Team Sky set up that has always lacked a clear leader in the Classics, and so whether he ends up in the position he needs to be is uncertain.

So far this season Luke Rowe has been the British squad's strongest rider in many of the one day races, but neither of this duo has recorded a victory yet this year.

They'll need to be stronger and wiser than they've looked over the last few weeks if they're to trouble to podium.

Paris Roubaix 2017: The teams

WorldTour teams

A2gr La Mondiale (Fra)
Astana Pro Team (Kaz)
Bahrain-Merida (Bhr)
BMC Racing Team (USA)
Bora-Hansgrohe (Ger)
Cannondale-Drapac (USA)
FDJ (Fra)
Lotto Soudal (Bel)
Movistar (Esp)
Orica-Scott (Aus)
Quick-Step Floors (Bel)
Dimension Data (RSA)
Katusha-Alpecin (Sui)
LottoNL-Jumbo (Ned)
Team Sky (GBr)
Team Sunweb (Ger)
Trek-Segafredo (USA)
UAE Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Pro Continental wildcard teams

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (Fra)
Delko Marseille Provence KTM (Fra)
Direct Energie (Fra)
Fortuneo-Vital Concept (Fra)
Roompot Nederlandse Loterij (Ned)
Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise (Bel)
Wanty-Groupe Gobert (Bel)

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