Is it too early to start thinking about Hillsboro-Roubaix?
No, of course not.
Former race director Rich Pierce
(ICCC) reports at StLBiking
that in the interest of safety, the 2010 edition of our spring classic may be longer, taking a 29-mile route
that eliminates a challenging climb but provides safer turns. Fields overtaking one another was an issue in 2009, and this may help with that, too.
Compare with the traditional 22-mile route
Pierce writes that he expects P/1/2's to do three laps, the 3's two. The challenge of a 29-mile course is what to do for the 4's: 29 miles is too short, 58 miles too long. Half-laps could be an elegant solution, but a potential logistical nightmare.
The same thread cites Saturday, April 10, as the 2010 date.