Ride and watch two of cycling’s greatest races! The Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix make up the heart of the cobbled classics and we are headed back for another round this April. While you may think a cobble is a cobble, we can assure you that the cobbles and the two races are very different. Flanders cobbles are a bit more “mechanical” in their placement – usually a consistent width and size, they still pack a punch, especially when paired with the feared hills the most ramous reside on. Roubaix cobbles, by comparison, are much more ancient feeling. They are more gnarled and disparate, more uneven and treacherous. The technique of riding them is similar – go as fast as you can manage and hope it lasts the whole sector!