Great news:: Warren got a new passport. With that we jetted out of Paris and headed for the Belgian border, for third stage of the 2010 TdF, which covered several sections the famed cobbled classic, Paris – Roubaix.
The riders hit seven sections of this nasty stuff. And it is nasty. My sunglasses almost disappear into a random gap in the pave.
The Ritchey survived a run through the infamous Arenberg Forest, but not without anxiety. I had very light weight climbing wheels (custom built IRC Cadence rims on American Classic hubs) and was seriously worried about destroying a wheel and getting stuck 10 miles from our car.
Lance was on the scene bloodied and behind the eventual winner Thor Hushovd