Paris-Roubaix route designed to attract Tour de France hopefuls

With three sectors of the Paris-Roubaix cobbles set to feature in the Tour de France, organiser ASO hopes to attract the GC contenders to the Classic

Vincenzo Nibali powers over the cobbles near Brillon in northern France during stage five of the Tour de France. His bike handling skills over the mud and rain-covered pavé helped him place third on the stage and stay in yellow.

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Paris-Roubaix organiser ASO is calling on the Tour de France favourites to ride the Hell of the North this spring.

The 2015 edition on April 12 will cover 52.7 kilometres of cobbles between Compiègne and Roubaix's velodrome, including the three sectors that ASO has planned for the Tour’s fourth stage.

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