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Gloomy prospects for Paris-Roubaix: ‘In Flanders the course is sacred, in France a burden’ | Cycling

Hard work is being done in the fields of Mons-en-Pévèle and Raismes, two godforsaken villages in the north of France. Two horticultural schools sacrifice their time in class to make the cobblestones of two well-known Paris-Roubaix sectors – Mons-en-Pévèle and Pont Gibus – passable after the winter. They more or less straighten the scaffolding and crooked blocks and provide a drainage ditch, so that even in the most extreme weather conditions they do not turn into one huge mud pool. “If we do nothing, Paris-Roubaix will eventually become completely impossible, even without Covid-19”, says Frédéric Vervelle, the accompanying teacher at the horticultural school in Lomme.

Gloomy prospects for Paris-Roubaix: ‘In Flanders the course is sacred, in France a burden’ | Cycling
Source link Gloomy prospects for Paris-Roubaix: ‘In Flanders the course is sacred, in France a burden’ | Cycling

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