Pavé de la Croix Rouge is a wild cobbled road
Pavé de la Croix Rouge is a cobbled section with a length of 3km, located in Mons-en-Pévèle, in the Nord department in northern France.
This stretch of archaic cobbled road has been used in the Paris-Roubaix and Tour de France bicycle races. It’s rated as five stars, the hardest level of difficulty. With a length of only 3,000m, the Pavé de la Croix Rouge section climbs up from 53m at the start to 63m at the end.
This section is usually slippery and covered by puddles of rainwater. This cobblestone section has good condition for the first 1,100m, then deteriorating, followed by 1,100m on which mud runs down from fields.