It starts as a road race, turns into a mountain bike race, and finishes on a velodrome. All the while, any non-Belgian competitors will be booed, despite the race being in France. Then the winner gets a big rock. It's the annual Paris-Roubaix madness-fest -- the biggest race of the year, the best riders, the most passionate support. It's all here.

We'll have commentary from Anthony McCrossan and the 2004 winner Magnus Backstedt. We can guarantee that one of those men knows exactly what it takes to win this race, how it feels to lift the victor's cobble, and even what the mud in Northern France tastes like. Hint: It's Magnus. He'll be active in our chat room, so you'll be able to feed him your questions to answer on-air, and maybe find out the one thing you've been doing wrong all these years that's stopped you from winning the greatest of all the single day races (we know it's you, "ghincapie73").


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10 April 2011; 10:55-15:05 (UTC) / "As-Live" on demand Part 1

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2011 Paris-Roubaix start list (external site)


Fabian Cancellara
  Tom Boonen
Fabian Cancellara He looked vulnerable at times in Flanders, but still finished on the podium. His fragility on the cobbled climbs might've knocked him out of "guaranteed winner" position, but he remains the clear favourite.
  Tom Boonen Tommeke still doesn't quite look the contender he has been in previous years, but he was strong in the final few kilometers of Flanders. His Quick Step team, Sylvain Chavanel in particular, will have the measure of the race.
Alessandro Ballan
  Geraint Thomas
Alessandro Ballan BMC drove the racing in Flanders with little reward, but had danger-men in the form of Hincapie and Ballan. Roubaix is jinxed for Hincapie, and while Ballan also doesn't look like a winner, both should feature prominently.
  Geraint Thomas It's a bit weird that a rider who came to road racing from the velodrome excels in this kind of environment, but G does exactly that. He's on form and team leader for the Scheldeprijs (but won't win - sorry Brits).