Great news for Geraint Thomas fans- the leading Brit rider would be reportedly participating in the amateur 1-day event of Dunkerque-Roubaix which takes place in 9 challenging pave sections.
The Hotchillee riding event would be on its 2nd season the coming year. According to sources, the flagship event of Hotchillee is scheduled for April, 2015.
The Dunkerque-Roubaix involves a 165 km long course which is divided into 9 pave sectors that one finds on cobbled classic cycling race of Paris-Roubaix and also includes Carrefour de l’Arbre. The riders would also be experience the coveted feel of finishing at legendary velodrome of Roubaix, by the finalization of the race.
The Dunkerque-Roubaix 1-day race riders would even have this rare opportunity to use the legendary showers there post the race – prior to relishing their glasses in the legendary bar, soaked in rich cycling history.
The riders would be split in different speed groups & can take part in the very flagged race part that includes 5 pave sections & finishes on Carrefour de l’Arbre.
According to sources, added to Geraint Thomas, another big name to join in the Dunkerque-Roubaix event coming April is Stephen Roche. The Tour France legend is also renowned for his spectacular victory at Junior 1980 Paris-Roubaix.
As with the other events with Hotchillee, that include Alpine Challenge & London-Paris, the riders would get to experience what they love to refer to tag as complete “pro experience” along with the rolling road enclosures, support vehicles plus the timed racing section.
Those looking to enter the event would be welcomed with a good dinner the very night prior to the racing event along with fellow amateurs as ell as star pros & former pros. Hotchillee would also provide needed accommodation for the night before the race & breakfast-lunch on race day.