London-Paris, one of the world’s most prestigious and best organised sportives, rolls out from the capital this Thursday for the 10th time.
The three-stage, 507km ride, from event organiser HotChillee, offers rolling road closures, motorbike outriders, ŠKODA lead vehicles, Mavic neutral service and mechanical support to its record 750 riders, a world away from the 13 who lined up for the first edition in 2003.
Among the faces on the Imber Court startline will be Stephen Roche, capping his Triple Crown 25th anniversary celebrations, and the man who succeeded the Irishman as world champion in 1988, Italian Maurizio Fondriest.
2004 Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt, four-time
While this year's edition has long since filled up, entry to The Alpine Challenge, which takes the idea of London-Paris and translates it to the Alps, is still open. Visit the website for more.
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