'You can't compare it to Paris-Roubaix, but we're going to attack whatever': Quick-Step look forward to Tour cobbles

The Belgian team say they're ready to light up the cobbled stage of the Tour de France on Sunday

Quick-Step Floors lead the peloton at the 2018 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix – Quick-Step Floors see no comparison, but promise attacks regardless on Sunday during stage nine.

The 2018 Tour covers 21.7 kilometres of the French cobbled farm roads to reach Roubaix, just outside the velodrome that hosts the spring Monument's finish every April. The comparisons can stop there.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.