Welcome to Roubaix
This morning our Mummu staff will welcome you at the Parkhotel in Kortrijk. After check-in we will head out to do reconnaissance of some of the famous Paris-Roubaix pave sectors.
Following our reconnaissance, your host, Stuart O’Grady has made special arrangements to be able to take us into the famous Roubaix showers, this is a privilege usually reserved only for past winners.
On our way back to Kortrijk we will stop off for an exclusive Pro Team meet and greet with one of Stuart’s former teams. We’ll hear their thoughts on Sunday’s race and get an insight into the team’s race plan and strategies.
Over dinner this evening Stuart will again give you a ride briefing and tips as you prepare to tackle the Forrest of d’Arenberg and other cobbled sectors of the Paris-Roubaix course.
Today’s Ride: 20-40km reconnaissance of Forrest d’Arenberg
Roubaix Challenge Ride
Today is one of the highlights of the tour! Ride Paris-Roubaix with Stuart O’Grady!
It is your opportunity to ride the very course the pros will tackle in only 24 hours’ time. You’ll ride the famous cobbled roads of Northern France, including iconic sectors Mons-en-Pevele, Carrefour de l’Aarbe and of course the d’Arenberg Forest!
Following breakfast, we will transfer you by van to the start of the Paris-Roubaix Challenge. After a tough 85 km you will finish your ride in the famous Roubaix velodrome! Following the sportive we will have the opportunity to visit the Paris-Roubaix museum.
We will then return to Kortrijk for dinner at your leisure. As you will have noticed there will be several Pro Teams staying with us at the Parkhotel, so you may wish to reserve dinner there!
Today’s ride: 85km – Flat, Paris Roubaix Sportive ride. Includes finishing the ride into the famous Roubaix velodrome
The Hell of the North!
The day has arrived. The Queen of the Classics takes place today! After the excitement of Peter Sagan’s 2018 victory Bora–Hansgrohe will be looking to make it back to back victories or will be upstaged by the force of Quickstep? 2019 is sure to delight as the Hell of the North is well known for throwing up the odd surprise or two. Just ask your host Stuart!!
Our Mummu staff will ensure you are right there in the thick of the action as the peloton make their way from Compiegne to the famous Roubaix velodrome. Stuart will be on hand to give his insights and thoughts on the race.
We will make our way to mythical Trouée d’Arenberg to secure our place roadside to watch the peoloton race over the train lines and into the narrow cobbled roads. Following the final rider, our VIP accredited vans will drive through roadblocks and onto the course towards the veledrome where we will take our place inside the Official VIP Hospitality on the first corner. Our VIP hospitality includes an open bar and lunch, live broadcast of the race on multiple screens and access to the velodrome lawn after the finish. Our 2018 guests were close enough to shake Sagan’s hand!
After seeing the 2019 Paris Roubaix champion crowned we will make our way back to our accommodation for our final night. We will head to dinner as a group to celebrate the past 10 days exciting adventures!!
Today’s ride: No ride – viewing of Paris Roubaix
Today marks the end of our Paris-Roubaix Experience.
Following breakfast, it is time to check out of our hotel. Mummu staff will have a transfer vehicle waiting for you to transport you back to Brussels airport.
We hope you have enjoyed your Mummu Cycling tour and look forward to seeing you again soon