How to register?
All registrations are made on-line on time to. Registration takes no more than five minutes and you will receive immediate confirmation by email.
What documents do I need to collect my race number?
A piece of ID and confirmation of your registration are all that you need.
Can I leave a bag at the start and pick it up at the finish?
Left-luggage facilities are available at the start of all the races. For the 107k route, you can leave your luggage in the complexe sportif Jean Degros in Denain. For the 70k and 145k routes, you will leave your luggage at the gymnase Pierre de Coubertin, Parc des Sports in Roubaix. Your race number will be written on a label supplied with the number, and attached to your bag. At the finish, you can pick up your bag by presenting your race number at the gymnase Pierre de Coubertin, Parc des Sports in Roubaix.
Rules and timing
What types of bikes are allowed on the Paris-Roubaix Challenge?
All bikes approved by the French Cycling Federation are accepted apart from electric bikes. Recumbent bikes and handlebar extensions are not allowed.
Is the Paris-Roubaix Challenge a timed race?
Several of the cobbled sections are timed. You will be given your personal times but there will be no published ranking (between participants).
Will roads be closed to traffic during the race?
The race will take place on roads open to traffic. Therefore, you must respect the “Code de la Route” (French Highway Code). Marshals will be present along the route to remind riders that respecting traffic regulations is essential to the smooth running of the race.
Are helmets mandatory?
Rigid helmets must be worn. The wearing of helmets (with the chin strap fastened) is mandatory at all times on the route. Any participant not wearing a helmet will be disqualified (his/her race number and number plate will be cancelled).
What is a time schedule?
The time schedule allows the time when participants will cycle past different areas and will finish to be forecasted. The limited arrival time at the Roubaix velodrome is set at 3.45 p.m. due to the arrival of Paris-Roubaix Femmes scheduled for 4.45 p.m.
What happens if a rider withdraws?
If you are unable to continue riding the route (due to bike breakdown), an emergency number will be available so that you can alert the race authorities. This number is +33 18.104.22.168.75. You will be picked up and taken to the finish.
How will the start of the Paris-Roubaix Challenge take place?
Depending on the distance chosen, the races will start rue Lannoy, face to the Parc des Sports in Roubaix (70 and 145km) or in Denain (107km). More informations coming soon.
Are there feeding stations on the route?
Feeding stations will be set up at established points along the route. You will find water, fresh fruit, dried fruit, savoury products, etc. there. No cup will be distributed, so remember to take your waterbottle.
Where can I find technical assistance for my bike?
Technical assistance will be available all along the route.
What should I do with my litter during the race?
You must keep your waste (packaging, etc.) on you and throw it into the bins at the feeding stations. “Eco-cyclist” patrols will be present in the peloton. Their job is to remind you to respect the environment and they will also take note of the race number of any participant seen deliberately throwing litter on the ground. These participants will be relegated.
What is the Personal Accident Insurance?
This Personal Accident Insurance is offered by the organiser's insurer so that you are correctly covered during your participation in the Paris Roubaix Challenge 2021.
It is optional but is strongly recommended.
As you may know, the vast majority of your usual insurance policies (particularly your car insurance, insurance provided automatically through your bank cards, household insurance, bank loan insurance, etc.) totally exclude any participation in sports events either on an amateur or professional basis, and therefore exclude the risks involved in your taking part in the Paris Roubaix Challenge 2021.
It is therefore important that you check the extent of the cover provided by your normal insurance policies (and the exclusions) and, if you are not sufficiently covered or not covered at all, you should consider taking out the proposed insurance policies by clicking on the link below.
This insurance will cover you if you have an accident whilst taking part in the event, whether or not you were responsible and whether or not there is an identified responsible third party. You are only covered during the event from the time you cross the starting line until the time you cross the finishing line or you abandon the event.
In the event of an accident during your participation in the event, it covers:
• medical costs (within the limits that you have chosen),
• in the event of death or total or partial permanent disability (due to this accident): the payment of compensation (within the limits that you have chosen).
This cover Individual Accident is optional but highly recommended. It can be taken out in addition to any existing insurance you may already have or if you are not already covered. You may purchase the cover from the insurer of your choice, from your federation or from Aon, organizer’s broker, whose proposal (detailed notice and application form) can be consulted and downloaded by clicking on the link below.
You can subscribe to the option providing the minimum cover for this offer during your registration for the event and other options by downloading the relevant form here and sending it directly to Aon.
What is the Cancellation Insurance?
Insured : any person who has taken out cancellation insurance with their registration for the Paris Roubaix Challenge 2021 (by ticking the corresponding box on the application form).
Purpose of insurance : to reimburse registration fees paid for the Paris Roubaix Challenge 2021 when the insured is forced to withdraw due to :
- death, accident or illness of the insured;
- death, accident or serious illness (requiring hospitalization) of the insured's spouse, parent or child in the thirty days before the event;
- refusal of a visa by the French authorities;
- theft of identity papers in the 48 hours prior to the start of the race;
- court summons.
Please note that cancellation due to an epidemic and/or a pandemic is excluded. The direct or indirect consequences of COVID-19 affecting the insured (positive test, contact case or any other risk) are therefore excluded.
Premium on top of the registration fees :
• Bib only 70 km : 4 €
• Bib only 107 km : 6 €
• Bib only 145 km : 7 €
• My Souvenir Race Number 70 km : 8 €
• My Souvenir Race Number 107 km : 9 €
• My Souvenir Race Number 145 km : 10 €
Compensation conditions: all requests for compensation must be made via an online declaration directly with the event’s insurance underwriter https://timeto.aonassurances.com, no later than 15 days after the event.
This declaration must be accompanied by an official document justifying cancellation of participation and, notably, in the event of an accident or illness, a medical certificate drafted in French, English or Spanish and issued no later than two days following the event. This certificate must explicitly mention the inability to participate in the event.
Your request will be studied within two months of the event and, if justified and covered by the insurance policy, compensation will be paid to you by bank transfer within the following month.
Main exclusions include:
• illness or accident suffered prior to taking out the insurance;
• psychological or psychiatric disorders, nervous or mental illness, and their consequences;
• pregnancy prior to taking out the insurance;
• deliberate action by the insured.
We recommend that you read the full terms and conditions of the policy contained in the insurer's information notice.
Can I cancel my registration?
If you signed up for cancellation insurance when you registered:
You must apply for a refund within a period of 15 days before the date of the event and 15 days after the event on the following platform https://timeto.aonassurances.com/.
A supporting document proving your inability to take part in the event will be requested. If this is a medical certificate, it must be dated no more than two days after the event.
Refunds will be paid by bank transfer within two months after the event. If your application for a refund is approved, only the price of the bib will be refunded. Any options you signed up for during registration will not be refunded.
If you did not sign up for cancellation insurance when you registered:
Unfortunately, we can’t access your request for cancellation, refund or race number transfer.
The rules of the event state that “Any registration is personal, firm and definitive and cannot be refunded for any reason”, and “no transfer of registration is authorised for any reason whatsoever”.
To check whether you signed up for cancellation insurance, you can log into your time to account. All the details of your registration, including any cancellation insurance, will appear here.
Finish and results
When will the rankings be published?
There will be no published ranking. However, your personal time will be available on the website from 8pm on the day of the race.
Where can I see my personal photos and videos?
Your personal photos and videos will be available several days after the race on time to.
Is there a secure bike park in the Village to store my bike?
A secure bike park will be set up in the Welcome Village. More informations coming soon.
Will there be a pasta party?
There won’t be a pasty party. However, food trucks will be present at the finish in Roubaix and will offer different catering solutions.
Can I volunteer to help out?
Service dedicated to participants
Tél. : +33 (0)9 69 36 88 21 (appel non surtaxé)