American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northern France north-northeast of Lille near the Belgian border. It is a textile center. Population: 97,600.
“Roubaix is particularly taxing on riders and equipment.”
““My goal is the classics next year, to try to win Roubaix in the rainbow jersey,” Hushovd told VeloNews.”
“The work involved in preparing for a day like Roubaix is enormous.”
“Founded by Anthony Roux, Camille Chafer and Emmanuel Darras in Roubaix in 2001, ANKAMA is an independent group which produces digital creations and employs over 250 people.”
“But the reigning world champion, with wins in the sands of Koksijde, the snows of Tabor, and the mud of Roubaix, is nothing if not versatile, and he easily distanced all but Belgium’s Bart Aernouts (Rabobank), with whom he quickly built a 10-second lead that looked insurmountable even in the race’s first laps.”
“It’s an honor for any rider to wear the rainbow jersey for one year, and to win Roubaix would be even better.”
“I like to think that Hincapie's choice of wheels at the Roubaix was the first step in his becoming one of the more dominating forces in the world of cycling excuses.”
“The feedback I've found is the Roubaix is a very comfortable geometry for long rides.”
“The new Hed 5 carbon tubular wheel is intended for rough cobblestone racing like in Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders, as well as for cyclocross.”
“Specialized-equipped riders won both Paris-Roubaix and the Tour de France in 2010, and the team returns in 2011 as bike sponsor for Astana and Saxo Bank.”
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