Paris-Roubaix cobbled sector to receive mortar makeover to aid rider safety

Removal of vegetation will not reduce the sector's drama

Cobbles in the Arenberg forest

(Image credit: Richard Abraham)

One of cycling’s most emblematic roads is set for a new treatment to make it safer for next year’s Paris Roubaix.

The gaps between the cobbles of the Trouée d’Arenberg will be filled with a special mortar to prevent grass growing and making the already hazardous sector more dangerous.

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