Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Originally Posted by RockyMtnMerlin
Don't know how many of you guys follow cycling road racing, but I do know that a lot of you are interested in how fast one can ride. Today's Paris-Roubaix pro road race is probably the toughest one day race in the world. 160.5 miles long, 27 sections of horrible cobble stone road (totaling nearly 17 miles) and the winner road the race at just over 26 mph - about 6 hours 8 minutes!!
Imagine 6 hours at 26 mph.
Watched bits on the TV and those guys are phenominal. As to the cobbles-17 miles is about 18 too far. One thing that got me was Hincapies fall. Obvious that something broke on the bike and that is the problem with going too light on a bike. Looks as though the steerer tube broke and I would have thought that in view of the toughness of this ride- on the bike and the rider, they would have built the bike to cope with the situation.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.