Boulder Roubaix 2017: The Roubaix you can ride closer to home

The Boulder Roubaix is now in its 26th year, and offers riders the chance to test themselves on some demanding, mixed terrain

Taking place the day before the famed Paris-Roubaix, featuring mountainous backdrops, unpredictable Colorado Rocky Mountain weather and plenty of gravel roads, is the Boulder Roubaix.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).