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Cycling: Paris-Roubaix Odds, Favorites (October 3)

  • The Paris-Roubaix returns this year after being cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • It is one of the most prestigious events to be held in Europe

Cycling fans will be delighted to see the Paris-Roubaix back on the international calendar, as the one-day event is of the most prestigious events that are staged in Europe. The European Classic is one of the big events towards the end of the season, but which rider could stand the best chance of winning the event?

Paris-Roubaix Schedule

  • When: Sunday, October 3rd
  • Where: Northern France
  • How To Watch: NBC Sports

Paris-Roubaix Odds/Favorites

Favorite to WinOdds
Wout Van Aaert+200
Mathieu Van Der Poel+500
Mads Pedersen+700
Peter Sagan+1000
Kasper Asgreen+1400
Jasper Stuyven+2200
John Degenkolb+2500
Florian Senechal+2500

Paris-Roubaix Preview

Event History

The Paris-Roubaix is considered to be one of the most difficult cycling road races of the year, due to its rough terrain and unpredictability. Unlike many other cycling events, precautions are made by cyclists when it comes to this event, with special frames and wheels used to give riders the best chance of success. The first edition of the race came in 1896, and has been held 117 times. The only years that the race wasn’t staged came during the World Wars, and 12 months ago due to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the route of the race has differed throughout its history, with the original starting in Paris and ending in Roubaix. However, since 1977, the race has started in Compiegne. Keeping the course in great condition has been the challenge of the Les Amis de Paris-Roubaix, who ensure that the course is safe for drivers to ride and is assessed throughout the year building up to the start.

Event Route

There are 30 sectors that make up the race, with 55km being the total distance covered. Below, you can see all the sectors that make up the Paris-Roubaix.

SectorName
1Roubaix (Escape Crupelandt)
2Willems to Hem
3Gruson
4Carrefour de l’Arbre
5Camphin-en-Pevele
6Bourghelles to Wannehain
7Cysoing to Bourghelles
8Tampleuve
9Point-Thibaut to Ennevelin
10Merignies to Avelin
11Mons-en-Pevele
12Auchy-lez-Orchies to Bersee
13Orchies
14Beuvry-la-Foret to Orchies
15Tiloy to Sars-et-Rosieres
16Warlaing to Brillon
17Hornaing to Wandignies
18Wallers to Helesmes
19Trouee d’Arenberg
20Haveluy to Wallers
21Maing to Monchaux-sur-Ecaillon
22Querenaing to Maing
23Querenaing
24Hameau de Buat
25Verchain-Maugre
26Saint-Vaast
27Quievy
28Saint-Python
29Briastre: Secteur Pave Michael Goolaerts
30Troisvilles to Inchy

Pick & Prediction

Who will win the Paris-Roubaix:

The top of the betting only highlights how unpredictable this event can be. However, it is no surprise to see Wout van Aert at the top of the betting. The 26-year-old could come into the event as the winner of the road race at the World Championships, after a very impressive year to this point. He has one three individual stages of the Tour de France to this point, and also won the National Road Race Championship earlier this season.

Free Pick:

  • Wout van Aaert
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