Prototype tyres and 5 other tech insights from Paris-Roubaix Femmes

From special tyres to ultra-grippy bar tape, here's what we spotted at the start of this year's Paris-Roubaix Femmes

Paris-Roubaix Femmes tech insights collage
(Image credit: Future / Tom Thewlis)

Paris-Roubaix, one of the toughest races on the calendar, is often a show ground of the latest bike tech. 

This year is no different. On the ground in Denain, at the start of the fourth edition of the women's race, Cycling Weekly wandered through the team paddock in search of interesting trends and insights. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.