'Just imagine it rains that day...': Riders react to Paris-Roubaix cancellation

Many were looking forward to an October edition of the Hell of the North

Mathieu van der Poel (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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While everyone should be grateful for the amount of racing that's already been held during a pandemic, the news that the rescheduled Paris-Roubaix had been cancelled was a reminder of the times we live in.

An October edition of the Hell of the North offered up a mouthwatering end to the season, with the increased likelihood of patchy weather delighting fans.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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