The penultimate Paris-Roubaix cobbled sector has been partially tarmacked

…and Sep Vanmarcke isn’t happy

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The penultimate cobbled sector in Paris-Roubaix has been partially paved over, potentially offering some respite for riders in the closing kilometres.

Hem, a 1.4km-long cobbled secteur inside the final 10km of the race, has been slightly altered by authorities with the introduction of smooth tarmac footpaths on both sides of the dreaded stones.

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