Roubaix is where the Queen of the Classics finishes, and for many people Roubaix is THE cycling capital of France.
The town has been the finishing point for the Paris-Roubaix race since 1896, and its emotion-filled velodrome is a Mecca for all cycling fans. What's more, they say that the Hell of the North leads to Heaven…
Paris-Roubaix can be experienced throughout the year in Roubaix: there are other versions of the race (Mountain Bike Cyclo-Cross, Challenge, Junior…) and visits of the velodromes, led by an enthusiast, are organised every month by the Tourist Office.
The town is becomingly increasingly important as a track cycling centre. This reputation started to grow when the "Le Stab" indoor velodrome opened. This facility is named after the famous cyclist Jean Stablinski.
Thanks to a BMX track that puts the final touch on this road and track cycling offering, Roubaix can now stage international competitions (Cyclo-Cross World Cup, track cycling international open…) all year long
Today, thanks to its high-quality facilities and prestigious events, Roubaix is a town where cycling fans can enjoy this great sport throughout the year both as spectators and participants.
There is a long love story between Roubaix and cycling and it's destined to last and last…
If the Paris-Roubaix is a truly unique race in the world, Roubaix also has a museum thoroughly deserving of being described in the same way. It is installed in the former Art Deco municipal swimming pool: The Art and Industry Museum displays its collections around the pool in the former shower cubicles and swimming baths in this 1930s swimming pool. At the time it was considered the finest pool in France.
Following the lead given by the former swimming pool, Roubaix is now being redeveloped and taking on a new modern identity: Yesterday's cotton mills are now enjoying a new lease of life providing a home for artists' workshops, lofts, universities, dance studios, boutiques…
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