Paris-Roubaix 2023 schedule, date, time, route map, start list, distance, streaming TV coverage

Paris-Roubaix 2023 schedule, date, time, route map, start list, distance, streaming TV coverage

The Paris-Roubaix 2023, which is the 120th edition and the third men’s road cycling monument classic of the season will take place this Sunday (9 April),check out the competition preview, riders to watch, race routes, schedule, dates, TV coverage 

Often referred to as the “Hell of the North”, the competition will return to its usual spot in the calendar, exactly a week following the Tour of Flanders.

Paris-Roubaix 2023 schedule, date, start time, route map, start list, distance, streaming TV coverage telecast

The race, infamous for its pavé (cobbled) sections is one of the toughest and most prestigious events on the calendar. The Paris-Roubaix is also nicknamed as the Queen of the Classics.

Prior to the men’s race on Sunday, the third edition of the women’s Paris-Roubaix Femmes will take place on Saturday.

The men will start off the race in Compiègne, while the women will begin in Denain and race to the Roubaix Velodrome over 257km and 145km respectively.

2023 Paris-Roubaix and Paris-Roubaix Femmes preview and riders to watch

The Paris-Roubaix or L’Enfer du Nord, as known in France, is notoriously very difficult to predict. The race has many deciding factors including weather, pavé conditions, unforeseen punctures, mechanical issues, and more.


To put things more clearly, the last 11 editions of the men’s race have featured 11 different winners. Out of those 11 racers, four of them – John Degenkolb (2015), Rio 2016 Olympic road race champion Greg van Avermaet (2017), three-time world champion Peter Sagan (2018), and defending champion Dylan van Baarle (2022) will all take part in the race this year.

For the upcoming race, Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert are the favourites to win. Mathieu won third in 2021 and won last month’s Milano–Sanremo while Wout is the 2022 runner-up.

Some other notable names are Mads Pedersen (third in Flanders) Florian Vermeersch (second in the cobbles 2021) and Milano-Sanremo runner-up Filippo Ganna.

Meanwhile, Lotte Kopecky is the in-form rider in the women’s category. Lotte successfully defended her Flanders title just last week. Defending champion Elisa Longo Borghini will also compete to try to win a second Queen Classic.

However, her Trek-Segafredo teammate and the inaugural winner Lizzie Deignan will miss out after only recently returning to full training from maternity leave. Marianne Vos, the London 2012 Olympic champion, who won the second place in 2021 will also be looking to win.

Paris-Roubaix and Paris-Roubaix Femmes 2023 race routes

The Paris-Roubaix 2023 men’s race will feature a 256.6km (159.4 miles) route starting from Compiègne, north-northeast of Paris. It will lead to the Roubaix velodrome. The Compiègne has hosted the start of the race every year since 1977 except back in 2020. Meanwhile, the race has ended at the Roubaix Velodrome since 1943 except from 1986 to 1988.

This year’s race will feature 29 cobbled sectors, beginning at the Troisvilles around 100km into the course. The last cobbled sector will be right outside the Roubaix Velodrome.


Of the 29 sectors, the three five-star sectors of pave, which are the most difficult are:

  • The Trouée d’Arenberg, coming around 95km left in the race
  • The Mons-en-Pévèle 48km from the finish
  • The Carrefour de l’Arbre, with just 17km remaining

Meanwhile, the women’s race is shorter ranging at 145.4km (90.4 miles). This year’s route is however, the longest of the three editions. The Paris-Roubaix Femmes will begin in Denain, and head north towards the Roubaix Velodrome.

The women’s race will feature 17 cobbled tests starting with the pavé at Hornaing, with 82.5km left in the race. This year’s race will feature both races sharing the same section of the course from Hornaing to Roubaix for the first time.

There the women’s race will feature two five-star cobbled tests: the Mons-en-Pévèle and the Carrefour de l’Arbre.

Paris-Roubaix 2023 race schedules

Given below are the full race schedule for the 2023 Paris-Roubaix Femmes with all times in local CEST:

Race schedules for 8 April with race start at average speed of 40km/h

Time (CEST) Course
1:35pm Départ fictif
1:45pm Actual race start, Denain, 145.4km to finish
1:50pm First passage of start line, Denain, 141.8km
2:03pm Second passage of start line, Denain, 133.4km
3:19pm First pavé sector 17 (3700m), Hornaing to Wandignies, 82.4km
4:10pm Pavé sector 11 (3000m), Mons-en-Pévèle, 48.5km
4:57pm Pavé sector 4 (2100m), Carrefour de l’Arbre, 17.1km
5:21pm Pavé sector 1 (300m), Roubaix, 1.3km
5:23pm Race finish, Roubaix Velodrome

Race schedules for 9 April with race start at average speed of 45km/h

Time Course
11:10am Départ fictif
11:25am Actual race start, Compiègne, 256.6km to finish
1:33pm First pavé sector 29 (2200m), Troisvilles to Inchy, 160.3km
3:00pm Pavé section 19 (2300m), Trouée d’Arenberg, 95.3km
3:17pm Pavé sector 17 (3700m), Hornaing to Wandignies, 82.5km
4:02pm Pavé sector 11 (3000m), Mons-en-Pévèle, 48.6km
4:44pm Pavé sector 4 (2100m), Carrefour de l’Arbre, 17.1km
5:05pm Pavé sector 1 (300m), Roubaix, 1.4km
5:07pm Race finish, Roubaix Velodrome

Paris-Roubaix and Paris-Roubaix Femmes 2023 how to watch live

Fans can watch the live TV and streaming across the following services:

Country Streaming service/network
Europe (including the UK) Global Cycling Network, Eurosport, and Discovery+
United States NBC Sports
Australia SBS
New Zealand Sky Sport
Other countries Domestic television broadcasters

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