Will Lotto-Belisol riders use cross bikes at Roubaix?

Ridley have adapted their X-Night cyclo-cross bikes for the cobbled classic

Lotto-Belisol riders have been offered the option of riding a modification of Ridley’s top of the range cycle-cross bike in Paris-Roubaix this weekend.

Reappropriated for the 257km cobbled classic, these versions of the X-Night have had cantilevers swapped for V-brakes and been drilled to carry bottle cages.

Lotto cross bike for Roubaix

The wide wheel clearances typical of cross machines might prove useful should Sunday’s race be muddy, while a sticker on the head tube announces the bike as “pavé proven”.

The wheel, tyre combos may vary from those pictured, as this was a spare bike from the Tour of Flanders.

German Marcel Sieberg was the Belgian team’s best finisher in last year’s race, coming in 24th, 3-13 behind winner Fabian Cancellara.

Photos:  ©kramon/Ridley Bikes

Lotto cross bike for Roubaix

Lotto cross bike for Roubaix