There are some cycle road races (rad rennen) that I look forward to on the road race calendar.

What all have in common is a touch of the ‘Roubaixesque’ about them, each event features non-tarmac sections and for me this offers races that cannot be called routine. There are kilometres of dirt tracks, pave, green roads, gravel and farm tracks in addition to tarmac.

Results and video links can be found here