There is little more than two weeks left for the scheduled date for the celebration of Paris-Roubaix (April 11) and, to this day, it is a mystery that ‘the Hell of the North’ can be disputed on the date originally scheduled due to the pandemic situation in France.

Nevertheless the information that appeared in the last hours and the health situation in the prefecture of Nord and Hauts-de-France put the race dispute at serious risk.

The prefect of the region Michel Lalande, he participated this Monday in an interview on France Bleu and his words about Paris-Roubaix were not very encouraging.

Lalande did not dare to give a firm answer, but was pessimistic about the celebration of the race. “I will give you an answer when the time comes, but you can imagine it.” On the possibilities of it being held, Lalande said that “I see the sky less blue.”

The situation in Hauts-de-France continues to be worrying, since this Monday 3,253 people were still hospitalized for coronavirus, of which 571 are in the ICU.

For now, the organization of the race has avoided ruling on the final decision, although everything indicates that the Paris-Roubaix will not be able to be held on April 11 that, foreseeably, a new date will have to be found on the calendar.

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