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Cycling's Most Entertaining Personality to Autograph Copies of Paris-Roubaix: A Journey through Hell
Before he became cycling's most entertaining personality, "Bobke" spent his springs and summers racing the Tour de France and "The Hell of the North", Paris-Roubaix. In fact, Bobke was the only American to finish Paris-Roubaix in 1988.
Meet Bobke at Interbike as he autographs copies of the new VeloPress book, Paris-Roubaix: A Journey through Hell. With an introduction by Roll, Paris-Roubaix is the definitive history of the world's greatest one-day race.
Bob Roll Book Signing
Paris-Roubaix: A Journey Through Hell
Thursday, September 27th, 5-6 p.m.
VeloNews booth # 2137
Paris-Roubaix is known as "The Hell of the North" for good reason. Though somewhat flatter than the other spring classics, it includes interminable stretches of muddy farm roads paved with rough-hewn cobblestones. The cobbles alone are enough to shake bikes and bones to bits; throw in notoriously fickle weather, which often includes rain, snow, and driving wind, and the course becomes downright treacherous.
Held the third Sunday in April since 1896, Paris-Roubaix is a race of great tradition. The race follows a 270-kilometer course between the suburbs of the French capital and the northern industrial city of Roubaix, and its long history, coupled with its proximity to the cycling-mad triangle of northern France, Belgium, and Holland, means that it has served over the years to confirm the fame of cycling's greatest champions.
All of the history and excitement of the world's most famous one-day bicycle race is captured and comprehensively illustrated with hundreds of spectacular color and black-and-white photographs in this lavish, oversized format. With authoritative text from France's top sportswriters, Paris-Roubaix: A Journey Through Hell presents the inside story of the race, its great riders, its traditions, and its secrets.
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