Paean to the pavé

Apr 12, 2016, 06:24 PM

April 12 | The Survivors of Spring, episode one

Paean to the pavé

Paris-Roubaix is famous for its cobblestones but one section in the final part of the race makes the riders more nervous than the rest.

Partly that's because of it's difficulty, but also because it presents such a great opportunity, coming so close to the finish, to win the race.

It's the Carrefour de l'Arbre.

In this, the first of four episodes of Kilometre 0 called The Survivors of Spring, we look at the Carrefour de l'Arbre and why it symbolises the pavé of Paris-Roubaix.

We also hear from Les Amis de Paris-Roubaix – the Friends of Paris-Roubaix – who work to preserve and therefore the race. They strive to keep the 'human' while ensuring they present enough of a challenge.

Kilometre 0 – The Survivors of Spring is supported by WellbriX.