Wout Van Aert and John Degenkolb during the 120th Paris-Roubaix 2023
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Paris-Roubaix 2024: Key details

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DateSun 7 April 2024 (men's), Sat 6 April 2024Row 0 - Cell 2
Total distance257km (men's), 145.5km (women's)Row 1 - Cell 2
Start locationCompiègne, France (men's), Denain, France (women's)Row 2 - Cell 2
Finish locationRoubaix, FranceRow 3 - Cell 2
UCI rankingWorldTourRow 4 - Cell 2
Edition121st (men's), 4th (women's)Row 5 - Cell 2
Total climbing / elevation gain1,380 metresRow 6 - Cell 2
Cobbles29 secteurs of pavé, 54.5km (men's), 17 secteurs of pavé, 29.2km (women's). TBCRow 7 - Cell 2
Last winnerMathieu van der Poel (Ned) (men's), Alison Jackson (CA) (women's)Row 8 - Cell 2
TV coverage (UK)TBCRow 9 - Cell 2
TV coverage (US)TBCRow 10 - Cell 2

Where: France
When: Sun 7 April (men's), Sat 6 April (women's)
Rank: UCI WorldTour
Distance: 257km (men's), 145.5km (women's)

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Alison Jackson wins Paris-Roubaix Femmes 2023

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Paris-Roubaix 2024 will be held on 7 April, with the women's race held on 6 April.

One of the most popular races on the calendar, the 'Hell of the North' – or 'Queen of the Classics' if you prefer – can be in turn dusty and dry, or wet and muddy, but it is always a spectacle.

The men's race has not started in the French capital of Paris for some time, but rather a few miles north in the town of Compiègne. From there, the riders will embark on a gruelling 257km ride to Roubaix. The women start at Denain, which is roughly south of Roubaix and the winding parcours take in many of the famous sectors.

The finish is a unique one, with the riders coming onto Roubaix's outdoor velodrome to do a lap and a half to the line. Signifying the end of the Northern cobbled Classics, its finale being in the iconic Roubaix velodrome on the Belgian border only adds to the show.

This will be the fourth edition of the women's race – the Paris-Roubaix Femmes – which was won last year by Canadian Alison Jackson of EF Education–Tibco–SVB. 

Last year's men's race featured 29 cobbled sectors, including some of the most famous in cycling like the Forest of Arenberg, Mons-en-Pévèle, and Carrefour de l’Arbre. Mathieu van der Poel of Alpecin–Deceuninck took the win on Vélodrome André-Pétrieux in the fastest Paris-Roubaix in history (5:28:40), beating Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin–Deceuninck) and Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) by 46 seconds. 

>>> 12 pictures that show just how tough the Paris-Roubaix cobbles are 

Paris-Roubaix: Recent winners

2023: Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Deceuninck
2022: Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers
2021: Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
2020: No race due to Covid-19
2019: Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
2018: Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
2017: Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing
2016: Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
2015: John Degenkolb (Ger) Giant-Alpecin
2014: Niki Terpstra (Ned) Etixx - Quick-Step
2013: Fabian Cancellara (Sui) Team RadioShack
2012: Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega-Pharma - Quick-Step
2011: Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Cervélo
2010: Fabian Cancellara (Sui) Team Saxo Bank
2009: Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step
2008: Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step
2007: Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team CSC
2006: Fabian Cancellara (Swi) CSC ProTeam
2005: Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic
2004: Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Alessio-Bianchi
2003: Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Lotto-Domo
2002: Johan Museeuw (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
2001: Servais Knaven (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites

Paris-Roubaix Femmes: Recent winners

2023: Alison Jackson (CA) EF Education–Tibco–SVB

2022: Elisa Longo-Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo

2021: Lizzie Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo

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