Paris-Roubaix Live Coverage

Born in Argentina, Juan Antonio Flecha began racing at the age of 7.  And from the start, he was in love with cobblestones. He lived on a cobbled street. Sharing a bedroom with his sister Emilia, Juan Antonio's bed was the one next to the window. Passing cars at night made the noise...that passing cars on cobblestones make. "I could hear the cobblestones even while asleep, even in my dreams."  (info from J.A. Flecha's website)
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There's my pick, or I should say co-pick for tomorrow's Paris-Roubaix: Juan Antonio Flecha.  "Co-pick" because I will continue to pick George Hincapie until he wins it or retires.  I highlighted Hincapie last year, now it's Flecha's turn.

Anyone who has been dreaming of cobblestones since the age of 7 needs to win this race.  Like Hincapie, Flecha is made for Paris-Roubaix.  They have both finished on the second step of the Paris-Roubaix podium.  In 2005, they were on the podium together, Hincapie second, Flecha third behind winner Tom Boonen.

Juan Antonio Flecha is a classy rider and he is great with fans and the media alike.

Juan Antonio Flecha (Rabobank) answers questions at the 2008 Paris-Roubaix teams presentation in Compiegne.
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Imagine a successful two-man breakaway on Sunday, Flecha and Hincapie.  Two men who have dreamed of this for most of their lives.  Two men who have been just one step from raising a cobblestone above their heads in triumph.  Two men who have already finished on the podium together.  I know who my top pick would be but I could be happy with either one.  -Pete Geyer

Paris-Roubaix Live Coverage

The best bet on the internet for North America, particularly if you need English-language audio commentary, is cycling.tvEurosport will be showing the race too, as will France TV, Sporza, and RTBF to name a few.  As always, we will do everything to get you the best, verified sources of live streams and information for the race.  Basically, we don't watch until we're sure you're able to watch, 3 people in 3 countries monitoring numerous sources.  Our complete Paris-Roubaix Live Coverage Guide will be posted in the morning and then updated during the race.

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Start List

Race starts at: 10:50 CET (4:50am U.S. Eastern)
Live video on CTV: 7:40am U.S. Eastern
Live coverage on Eurosport: 14:00 CET (8am U.S. Eastern)
Live video on Sporza and RTBF: 13:40 CET (7:40am U.S. Eastern)
Live video, other sources: Check back in the morning
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