For Christine Majerus, Paris-Roubaix was already red in her diary before the season. "This is my dream race. This race represents everything I love about cycling. It's a constant battle with the conditions, the weather elements, the cobbles and the opposition. Every meter is a battle. You have to feel confident on the cobbles and believe in your own skills, teammates and equipment."
Speaking to Specialized France, the Luxembourg champion explains that the mental aspect plays an important role. "You have to have no fear. Paris-Roubaix isn't called the 'Hell of the North' for nothing. Yes, you can lose the race by a fall of someone else. You have to be in a good position all the time. Ever since Boels-Dolmans and later Team SD Worx, the classics have been 'our races' so to speak. We would really like to add Paris-Roubaix to our palmares, but thanks to our victories in the Strade Bianche and the Tour of Flanders, we live without pressure towards this classic. Although there is positive pressure. Because last year we were very eager to win this race, but bad luck took us out of the race. In a dry Paris-Roubaix we have an advantage because we can play the team game."