It’s almost time to tune into all the cycling action from the Hell of the North, the notorious Paris-Roubaix.
Known as one of the gnarliest cycling events among the ‘Classics’ of the European racing calendar, Paris-Roubaix returns this weekend, April 16-17.
The cobbles await their master!#ParisRoubaix – th edition
Sunday 17th April, the champions are returning to the Hell of the North! pic.twitter.com/fmKoru1IMB
— Paris-Roubaix (@Paris_Roubaix) April 11, 2022
The women’s and men’s events occur on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The points earned from this stage will contribute to the UCI World Ranking.
The men’s event has a storied history. One of cycling’s oldest races, it started in 1896. The 2022 race marks the astounding 119th running of the Paris-Roubaix .
🔎 Discover the 2022 route, where the sectors are graded from ⭐️ to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and where the 84 last km are the same as the men’s #ParisRoubaix.
🔎 Découvrez le parcours de l’édition 2022, dont les 84 derniers km sont communs à #ParisRoubaix. pic.twitter.com/emKlErKzB7
— Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift (@RoubaixFemmes) April 12, 2022
Saturday’s race is the second iteration for women to race their own rugged route. A who’s who of the world’s most renowned women cyclists are prepared and ready for whatever they may face throughout the single-day race.
The Hell of the North
Worldwide, the Paris-Roubaix is one of the burliest ‘classics’ thanks to the course’s notorious cobblestones, dust, and mud. The conditions often make the racing raw and chaotic; exactly why you should tune in and watch.
Last year’s champions, Sonny Colbrelli (men’s winner) and Lizzie Deignan (women’s champ) won’t compete in 2022 due to extenuating circumstances. Deignan is expecting her second child. Colbreilli is recovering from an unstable cardiac arrhythmia.
So the coveted Paris-Roubaix crown is ripe for the taking.
This race marks the end of the Classics tour in Northern Europe, as it starts just north of Paris and finishes at the border of Belgium in Roubaix.
HOW TO WATCH: PARIS-ROUBAIX 2022
The Paris-Roubaix will be available on live TV and streaming services. NBC Sports will broadcast the men’s race on Sunday.
Global Cycling Network and Eurosport streaming services will broadcast the Paris Roubaix Femmes.
Saturday, April 16, 2022
7:30 am ET
Sunday, April 17, 2022
4:45 am ET