Paris-Roubaix 2022 Teams and Bikes


This is my mini guide to Paris-Roubaix 2022 Teams and Bikes.

But first, allow me to introduce briefly the “Hell of the North” just in case you need it.

Paris-Roubaix is on April 17th, 2022. The 257.5km race starts from Compiegne and finishes on the Velodrome of Roubaix (France).

The “Hell of the North” as it is lovely nicknamed, is one of the five monuments, and it is one of the most brutal one-day races with its paves section.

Paris-Roubaix Course

The cobblestones section starts at the 100km mark.

From there until Roubaix there are 30 cobblestones sections totaling 54.8km.

Each cobbles section is graded for its toughness. Five stars are the most difficult on the grading scale.

The most difficult sections are:

  • Sector 4: Carrefour de l’Arbre, ★★★★★, 2,100m.
  • Sector 5: Camphin-en-Pévèle, ★★★★, 1,800m.
  • Sector 7: Cysoing > Bourghelles, ★★★★, 1,300m.
  • Sector N.11: Mons-en-Pévèle, ★★★★★, 3,000m.
  • Sector 12: Auchy-lez-Orchies > Bersée, ★★★★, 2,600m.
  • Sector 15: Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes > Sars-et-Rosières, ★★★★, 2,400m.
  • Sector 17: Hornaing > Wandignies-Hamage, ★★★★, 3,700m.
  • Sector 19: Trouée d’Arenberg, ★★★★★, 2,300m (This is the most iconic section).
  • Sector 20: Haveluy > Wallers, ★★★★, 2,500m.
  • Sector 26: Quiévy > Saint-Python, ★★★★, 3,700m.

For the second year in a row, there is also a women’s edition called Paris-Roubaix femmes held on Saturday, April 16th.

The 24 women’s teams are racing a shorter version with 116km including 17 cobbles sectors of 29.2km in total.

Also on Saturday is the Paris-Roubaix Challenge, which is the amateur version. I added it to my “Cycling To-Do” list.

Paris-Roubaix Specific Setups

Some teams use dedicated bikes models, and some others their road bike versions tuned specifically for Paris-Roubaix.

Teams mechanics use as many tricks to ensure riders go through the hell as “smoothly” as possible.

Most seen setups are wider tire sections, between 27 and 32 depending on teams. 

Either tubular or tubeless pumped in very low pressure (55~80 P.S.I.) and filled with a lot of puncture-proof sealants. 

When I say a lot, I mean up to two bottles into one wheel while one bottle is designed to fill two wheels. That’s a lot.

Team DSM bikes are equipped with hubs that allow adjusting tire pressure on the fly.

Double layers of bar tapes are a classic setup seen on Paris-Roubaix. Many riders protect themselves by taping all parts of the body that are in contact with the bike. 

Fingers, palms, and bottoms in some cases are taped to protect the skin. For an example on how it looks see how Groupama-FDJ does it here.

Some riders also adjust their handlebar angle slightly up. Raising the brake hoods for a more relaxed wrist position. 

Paris-Roubaix 2022 Teams and Bikes

25 teams are starting the 119th edition of Paris-Roubaix. 18 teams are the World Tour teams and the 7 are Continental Pro teams.

Bahrain – Victorious

Mohoric riding his Merida Reacto bike doing a reco of 119th Paris Roubaix
Mohoric riding his Merida Reacto doing a reco of 119th Paris Roubaix / Credit A.S.O./Pauline Ballet

Team Bahrain Merida-Victorious is racing on the Merida Reacto. The bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and Vision 45 SL tubeless wheels. The tires are the Continental GP5000 S TR 32mm section. Riders are using Prologo Energrip gloves.

MOHORIČ Matej
ARASHIRO Yukiya
FENG Chun Kai
PRICE-PEJTERSEN Johan
SÜTTERLIN Jasha
TEUNS Dylan
WRIGHT Fred

Lotto Soudal

Lotto Soudal team is racing on Ridley bikes. The wheels are the DTSwiss and the tires are Vittoria Corsa Graphen 2.0 tubeless.

GILBERT Philippe
VERMEERSCH Florian
BEULLENS Cedric
CAMPENAERTS Victor
GRIGNARD Sébastien
KLUGE Roger
VAN MOER Brent

Alpecin-Fenix

Mathieu Van Der Poel riding at Paris Roubaix 2022
Paris Roubaix – Mathieu VAN DER POEL (ALPECIN – FENIX )/ Credit: A.S.O./Pauline Ballet

Team Alpecin-Fenix is racing on Canyon Aeroad. The aero bike is used by the team throughout the road season. Wheels are Shimano C50 Tubeless fitted with Vittoria Corsa Graphen 2.0 section of 30mm.

VAN DER POEL Mathieu
DILLIER Silvan
LEYSEN Senne
MERLIER Tim
VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume
VERMEERSCH Gianni
VERMOTE Julien

Astana Qazaqstan Team

Astana is racing on the Wilier Triestina bikes equipped with the Corima Tubeless-type wheels. Tires are Vittoria Corsa Graphen 2.0 Tubeless, section of 28mm and 30mm depending on rider preference. Tire pressure also depends on riders weights and preference, however it is between 3.8 and 5.1. Different pressures on front and rear of each bikes.

BASSO Leonardo
BOARO Manuele
FEDOROV Yevgeniy
GRUZDEV Dmitriy
MARTINELLI Davide
NIBALI Antonio
RIABUSHENKO Alexandr

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team

The Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team is racing on the Specialized S-Works Roubaix featuring a damper stem and flexible seat post at the seat clamp area to optimize comfort.
The wheels are the Roval Rapid CLX tubeless. Tires are the Specialized S-Woks S Tubeless with 32mm section.

ASGREEN Kasper
BALLERINI Davide
DECLERCQ Tim
LAMPAERT Yves
SÉNÉCHAL Florian
STEIMLE Jannik
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk

Jumbo-Visma

Christophe Laporte riding his Cervelo Caledonia 5 bike on Paris Roubaix 2022
Christophe Laporte reco on Cervelo Caledonia 5 / Paris Roubaix 2022 / Credit A.S.O./Pauline Ballet

Jumbo-Visma is racing on the Cervelo Caledonia 5 equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace C50 tubeless wheels. Rubbers are the Vittoria Corsa Graphen 2.0 tubeless.

VAN AERT Wout
AFFINI Edoardo
ROOSEN Timo
VAN DIJKE Mick
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan
TEUNISSEN Mike
LAPORTE Christophe

Israel – Premier Tech

Paris-Roubaix - Presentation - Rudy BARBIER from team ISRAEL-PREMIER TECH.
Paris-Roubaix – Presentation – Rudy BARBIER (ISRAEL-PREMIER TECH) | Credits A.S.O./Gautier Demouveaux

Israel – PremierTech races the Paris Roubaix on the Factor Ostro VAM and either Black Inc SIXTY or FORTY-FIVE wheels.

BOIVIN Guillaume
BARBIER Rudy
BIERMANS Jenthe
HOLLENSTEIN Reto
JONES Taj
WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads

TotalEnergies

TotalEnergie team is racing on the Specialized Roubaix featuring a damper stem and flexible seat post at the seat clamp area to optimize comfort.
Chains are not waxed. Gears are 54/44 front and 11-25 cassettes. Despite the double chainring, only the outer is used. The inner ring is there “just in case” something goes wrong. As it often happens on Paris-Roubaix.
Roval Rapid wheels are fitted with 32 mm tubeless tires. Tires have 4.0 bar pressure, no foam, and only sealant.

TERPSTRA Niki
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
BODNAR Maciej
OSS Daniel
SOUPE Geoffrey
TURGIS Anthony
VAN GESTEL Dries

INEOS Grenadiers

Ineos team is racing on the Pinarello Dogma F, disc version. Shimano C50 tubeless wheels fitted with Continental GP5000 S TR Tubeless tires in 28mm section.

GANNA Filippo
KWIATKOWSKI Michał
ROWE Luke
SHEFFIELD Magnus
TURNER Ben
VAN BAARLE Dylan
WURF Cameron

AG2R Citroën Team

The Ag2r-Citroen team race on BMC uses 30mm Pirelli P Zero Race 4S tubeless or tubulars filled with anti-puncture sealant and foam inserts. Bikes are the same models as the rest of the year.
The groupset is from Campagnolo including the wheels.
Bar tape is the Fizik Tempo Microtex Boncush or Terra Microtx Bondcrush and gel.

VAN AVERMAET Greg
DEWULF Stan
NAESEN Oliver
RAUGEL Antoine
SCHÄR Michael
TOUZÉ Damien
VAN HOECKE Gijs

Trek – Segafredo

The team Trek-Segafredo is racing on Trek Domane bikes. The wheels are the Bontrager Eolus and the tires are Pirelli P Zero Race 4S Tubeless. The Sram groupset is a 1×12 Red.

PEDERSEN Mads
HOOLE Daan
KIRSCH Alex
SKUJIŅŠ Toms
STUYVEN Jasper
THEUNS Edward
VERGAERDE Otto

Groupama – FDJ

The team Groupama-FDJ is racing on Lapierre Xelius SL bikes. The wheels are the Shimano Dura-Ace C50 Tubeless. The team races with Continental GP5000 S TR tubeless.

KÜNG Stefan
ASKEY Lewis
DAVY Clément
LE GAC Olivier
LIENHARD Fabian
MADOUAS Valentin
WELTEN Bram

BORA – hansgrohe

The Bora-hansgrohe team is one of the three teams racing Paris-Roubaix 2022 on the Specialized S-Works Roubaix. The bike was designed for Paris-Roubaix brutal race in mind. This explains the stem damper and seatpost flexible at the seat clamp area. The wheels are the new Roval Rapix CLX and the tires are the Specialized S-Works S tubeless.

POLITT Nils
HALLER Marco
KOCH Jonas
LAAS Martin
MEEUS Jordi
SCHELLING Ide

Cofidis

The team Cofidis is racing on its De rosa Merak bikes. The gears are Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed. The wheels are the Corima fitted with Michelin Power Competition tubulars.

ALLEGAERT Piet
CIMOLAI Davide
DELETTRE Alexandre
FINÉ Eddy
RENARD Alexis
SAJNOK Szymon
VANBILSEN Kenneth

Team DSM

Team DSM races on Scott bikes equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace C50 tubeless wheels. The tires are Vittoria Corsa Graphen 2.0.

ARNDT Nikias
DEGENKOLB John
DENZ Nico
MAYRHOFER Marius
NABERMAN Tim NS
NIEUWENHUIS Joris
PEDERSEN Casper

Team Arkéa Samsic

The team Arkea-Samsic is racing on Canyon Aeroad equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12 speed groupset. The wheels are Shimano C50 Tubeless and the tires are the Continental GP5000 S TR.

CAPIOT Amaury
DECLERCQ Benjamin
LOUVEL Matis
NOPPE Christophe
PICHON Laurent
RUSSO Clément
SWIFT Connor

EF Education-EasyPost

The EF Education team is racing on Cannondale bikes equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace 12 speeds groupset and FSA crankset. The wheels are the Vision and the tires are the Vittoria Corsa Graphen 2.0 tubeless.

LANGEVELD Sebastian
BISSEGGER Stefan
DOULL Owain
KEUKELEIRE Jens
RUTSCH Jonas
SCULLY Tom
WIŚNIOWSKI Łukasz

Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux

lexander Kristoff on his Cube Litening C:68X aero road bike on Paris-Roubaix cobbles
Alexander Kristoff on his Cube Litening C:68X aero road bike on Paris-Roubaix cobbles (Photo by Alessandro Volders / @cyclingmedia_agency).

Intermarche is racing on Cube C68x bikes. Continental GP5000 S TR Tubeless tires. Tire pressure range from 3.0 to 4.0. Chains are waxed. Sealant in the tires.

KRISTOFF Alexander
DEVRIENDT Tom
PASQUALON Andrea
PETIT Adrien
PLANCKAERT Baptiste
VAN DER HOORN Taco
VAN MELSEN Kévin

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

Unox Team is racing Paris-Roubaix Dare bikes. The bikes are equipped with DT Swiss wheels rolling on Vittoria Corsa Graphen 2.0 tires. Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc groupset.

HALVORSEN Kristoffer
HANSEN Lasse Norman
LEVY William Blume
RESELL Erik Nordsæter
SKAARSETH Anders
TILLER Rasmus
WÆRENSKJOLD Søren

Team BikeExchange – Jayco

The team BikeExchange races on Giant bikes equipped with Cadex wheels.

DURBRIDGE Luke
BALMER Alexandre
BAUER Jack
MAAS Jan
MEZGEC Luka

UAE Team Emirates

The UAE-Emirates team is racing on Colnago bikes. The groupset and wheels are from Campagnolo. The tires are the Pirelli P Zero Race 4S tubeless.

TRENTIN Matteo
ACKERMANN Pascal
BRUNEL Alexys
GROß Felix
LAENGEN Vegard Stake
MOLANO Juan Sebastián
TROIA Oliviero

Movistar Team

Movistar team is racing on Canyon Aeroad. The bikes are equipped with a Sram Red 12-speed groupset and Zipp 303 tubeless wheels.

JORGENSON Matteo
GARCÍA CORTINA Iván
ERVITI Imanol
JACOBS Johan
NORSGAARD Mathias
KANTER Max
LAZKANO Oier
TORRES Albert

B&B Hotels – KTM

The team B&B hotels – KTM races on KTM bikes. The wheels are the DT Swiss and the tires are the Continental GP5000 S TR tubeless.

LEMOINE Cyril
BARBIER Pierre
GOUGEARD Alexis
JAUREGUI Quentin
LECROQ Jérémy
MORICE Julien
MOZZATO Luca

Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB

Team Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB is racing on De Rosa SK Pininfarina bikes rolling on FastForward RYOTT 33/44/55mm wheels and Schwalbe Pro One 30mm.
Some riders use double Repente 3.0 bar tape and Repente saddles. Swissstop disc rotors and pads. Rotor crankset and PowerMeter. Look pedals.

LIVYNS Arjen
ANIOŁKOWSKI Stanisław
DUPONT Timothy
LAUK Karl Patrick
MENTEN Milan
ROBEET Ludovic
TIETEMA Bas

Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise

The team Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise is racing on Eddy Merckx road bikes. Wheels are FastForward rolling on Vittoria Corsa Graphen 2.0 tubeless tires.

MARIT Arne
BRAET Vito
DE PESTEL Sander
REYNDERS Jens
VANHOOF Ward
VAN POUCKE Aaron
VAN ROOY Kenneth

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