To avoid a new battlefield: the Paris-Roubaix organization is considering chicanes for Bos van Wallers

To avoid a new battlefield: the Paris-Roubaix organization is considering chicanes for Bos van Wallers
To avoid a new battlefield: the Paris-Roubaix organization is considering chicanes for Bos van Wallers
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A remarkable course change seems to be in the making a few days before the Hell of the North. The Paris-Roubaix organization is considering installing chicanes in front of the Forest of Wallers. Traditionally, the riders arrive at high speeds, which last year resulted in a battlefield for Dylan van Baarle and Kasper Asgreen, among others.

Another 5 sleeps and then the strongest classic riders will tackle the cobblestones in Northern France again.

Many teams – including the unfortunate Wout van Aert – did their homework well in advance with a course reconnaissance. However, it looks like the 2024 Paris-Roubaix will have a change.

For the 2.3 kilometers of the trouée d’Arenberg, or the Forest of Wallers, the organization is considering installing a chicane to reduce the speed of the oncoming peloton.

Traditionally it is very high, because the approach is slightly downhill. Last year, Kasper Asgreen and Dylan van Baarle – who broke his hand and shoulder – were victims of a serious fall.

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