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2010 Paris - Roubaix

108th edition: Sunday, April 11, 2010

259 km with 27 sectors of cobbles totaling 52.9 km

Paris-Roubaix podium history | 2009 edition | 2011 edition
Results | Photos from the race | route map | list of cobbled sectors

The Race: What an athlete! Fabian Cancellara won today's Paris-Roubaix and did both the 2010 Flanders-Roubaix double and also won his second Paris-Roubaix (he won in 2006 as well).

Cancellara left a select group 210 kilometers into the race, at the 3-kilometer long Mons-en-Pévèle cobbled sector. Boonen was at the back of the small group when Cancellara attacked, but I can't see how it would have mattered. Before easing up Cancellara had hammered out a 3-minute lead. The Swiss champion is having a period of grace that few sportsmen ever get to enjoy. Chapeau.

Complete Results:

Cancellara wins

  1. Fabian Cancellara (Saxo) 6hr 35min 10sec. 39.325 km/hr
  2. Thor Hushovd (Cervelo) @ 2min
  3. Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) s.t.
  4. Roger Hammond (Cervelo) @ 3min 14sec
  5. Tom Boonen (Quick Step) s.t.
  6. Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil) @ 3min 20sec
  7. Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) @ 3min 36sec
  8. Leif Hoste (Omega Pharma-Lotto) @ 5min 16sec
  9. Sebastien Hinault (Ag2r) @ 6min 27sec
  10. Hayden Roulston (HTC-Columbia) @ 6min 59sec
  11. Gregory Rast (Radio Shack) @ 7sec
  12. Arnaud Coyot (Caisse d'Epargne) @ 7min 5sec
  13. Tom Veelers (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
  14. Domink Klemme (Saxo) s.t.
  15. Maarten Wynants (Quick Step) s.t.
  16. Mikhaylo Khalilov (Katusha) s.t.
  17. Lloyd Mondory (Ag2r) s.t.
  18. Jeremy Junt (Cervelo) s.t.
  19. Frederic Guesdon (FDJ) s.t.
  20. Mathieu Claude (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.
  21. Lars Bak (HTC-Columbia) s.t.
  22. Martijn Maaskant (Garmin-Transitions) s.t.
  23. Kirstjan Koren (Liquigas) s.t.
  24. Mathew Hayman (Sky) s.t.
  25. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  26. Michael Barry (Sky) s.t.
  27. Greg Van Avermaet (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  28. Alessandro Donati (Acqua & Sapone) s.t.
  29. George Hincapie (BMC) s.t.
  30. Yaroslav Popovych (Radio Shack) s.t.
  31. Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) s.t.
  32. Niki Terpstra (Milram) s.t.
  33. Dominique Rollin (Cervelo) s.t.
  34. Alexandre Pichot (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.
  35. Frank Hoj (Saxo) s.t.
  36. Sebastian Langeveld (Rabobank) @ 7min 21sec
  37. Stijn Vandenbergh (Katusha) @ 7min 27sec
  38. Bernhard Eisel (HTC-Columbia) @ 9min 33sec
  39. Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto) s.t.
  40. Danilo Hondo (Lampre) @ 11min 1sec
  41. Matthieu Ladagnous (FDJ) @ 12min 44sec
  42. Stijn Devolder (Quick Step) s.t.
  43. Servais Knaven (Milram) @ 12min 47sec
  44. Robert Wagner (Skil-shimano) s.t.
  45. Gorik Gardeyn (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  46. Sébastien Minard (Cofidis) s.t.
  47. Mitchell Docker (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
  48. Tomas Vaitkus (Radio Shack) s.t.
  49. Nikolay Trusov (Katusha) s.t.
  50. Gabriel Rasch (Cervelo) s.t.
  51. Markel Irizar (Radio shack) s.t.
  52. Bobbie Traksel (Vacansoleil) @ 14min 0sec
  53. Theo Bos (Cervelo) @ 14min 32sec
  54. Rafai Chtioui (Acqua & Sapone) s.t.
  55. Cyril Lemoine (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  56. Anthony Ravard (Ag2r) s.t.
  57. Mauro Da Dalto (Lampre) s.t.
  58. Peter Wrolich (Milram) s.t.
  59. Inaki Isasi (Euskaltel) s.t.
  60. Daniel Oss (Liquigas) @ 14min 36sec
  61. Yoann Offredo (FDJ) s.t.
  62. Yohann Gene (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.
  63. Manuel Quinziato (Liquigas) s.t.
  64. Geraint Thomas (Sky) @ 14min 38sec
  65. Gregory Henderson (sky) s.t.
  66. William Bonnet (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.
  67. Brett Lancaster (Cervelo) s.t.
  68. Wim De Vocht (Milram) s.t.
  69. Christopher Sutton (Sky) s.t.
  70. Mirco Lorenzetto (Lampre) s.t.
  71. Kevin Hulsmans (Quick Step) s.t.
  72. Yauheni hutarovish (FDJ) @ 16min 7sec
  73. Robbie McEwen (Katusha) s.t.
  74. Jos Van Emden (Rabobank) @ 16min 32sec

Pictures from Fotoreporter Sirotti

Paris-Roubaix departure

Compiegne, the race is about to start.

Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault signs some autographs

Jean-Pierre Coppenolle and Jean-Pierre Pescheux

Before the race, a pair of honchos: on the left, UCI Commissaire President Jean-Pierre Coppenolle with ASO (the company that owns the Tour and Paris-Roubaix) Technical Director Jean-François Pescheux

Andrei Tchmil

1994 winner Andrei Tchmil

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas

Cancellara is gone

Fabian Cancellara has slipped his leash.

Hushovd leads the chase

Thor Hushovd leads the chase.

Juan Antonio Flecha

Here Juan Antonio Flecha has Tom Boonen on his wheel. In black, with red,white and green stripes on his sleeves is Filippo Pozzato.

Fans wait at the Arenberg Forest

Fans wait at the Arenberg Forest


Tom Boonen leads the field through the Arenberg sector.


A shot of the riders and the excited fans.

Racing through the Arenberg

More racing through the Arenberg

Matteo Tossatto leads Tom Boonen

Matteo Tossatto leads Tom Boonen.

Goerge Hincapie leads Leif Hoste

George Hincapie in front of Leif Hoste

Thor Hushovd

Thor Hushovd

Leif Hoste

Leif Hoste

Orchies sector

Riders pound through the Orchies sector.

Orchies sector

Another shot of the orchies sector

Fabian Cancellara

Cancellara is on his way.

Tom Boonen leads Roger Hammond

Boonen leads Roger Hammond

Tom Boonen

Tom Boonen


The riders got dust instead of mud today.


And still more dust

Saxo Bank team at the front

Saxo Bank riders massed at the front for Fabian Cancellara.


Bernard Hinault (far left) on the stage with the top three, from left: Thor Hushovd, Fabian Cancellara and Juan Antonio Flecha.

Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara hoists the cobblestone trophy.

2010 Paris-Roubaix route map. Each number is a section of cobbles which corresponds with the cobbled sector list below the map.

2010 Paris-Roubaix route map

List of cobbled sections. The first column corresponds with the number on the map above. The Kilometers is the distance from the start.

Section   Kilometers Location Length
27 97.5 Troisvilles à Inchy 2.2 km
26 104 Viesly à Quiévy 1.8
25 106.5 Quiévy à Saint-Python 3.7
24 115.5 Saint-Python 1.5
23 119 Vertain à Saint-Martin-sur-Écaillon 2.3
22 126 Capelle-sur-Écaillon - Le-Buat 1.7
21 138 Verchain-Maugré à Quérénaing 1.6
20 141 Quérénaing à Maing 2.5
19 144 Maing à Monchaux-sur-Écaillon 1.6
18 155.5 Haveluy à Wallers 2.5
17 164 Trouée d’Arenberg 2.4
16 176 Hornaing à Wandignies-Hamage 3.7
15 183.5 Warlaing à Brillon 2.4
14 187 Tilloy à Sars-et-Rosières 2.4
13 193.5 Beuvry-la-forêt à Orchies 1.4
12 198.5 Orchies 1.7
11 204.5 Auchy-lez-Orchies à Bersée 2.6
10 210 Mons-en-Pévèle 3
9 216 Mérignies à Le Prez 0.7
8 219.5 Pont-Thibaut à Ennevelin 1.4
7 225 Templeuve - L’Épinette 0.2
7 225.5 Templeuve - Moulin-de-Vertain 0.5
6 232 Cysoing à Bourghelles 1.3
6 234.5 Bourghelles à Wannehain 1.1
5 239 Camphin-en-Pévèle 1.8
4 241.5 Carrefour de l’Arbre 2.1
3 244 Gruson 1.1
2 250.5 Willems à Hem 1.4
1 257.5 Roubaix 0.3
    Total length of cobbled sectors 52.9