Roubaix


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Roubaix

(ro͞obā`), city (1990 pop. 98,179), Nord dept., N France, in French Flanders. Part of the Lille urban area, Roubaix, with adjacent Tourcoing, is one of the largest textile (chiefly wool) centers in France; a national textile school is there. It was occupied by the Germans during World Wars I and II.

Roubaix

 

a city in northern France, in Nord Department. Population, 115,000 (1968). Together with the cities of Lille, Tourcoing, and others, Roubaix forms a single agglomeration (population, 881,000). Long a major center for the wool (spinning and weaving), cotton-cloth, and knitwear industries, Roubaix has clothing factories. There is lace production and the manufacture of textile machinery.

Roubaix

a city in N France near the Belgian border: forms, with Tourcoing, a large industrial conurbation. Pop.: 96 984 (1999)
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Numerous important gifts granted by the Halluin-Leclercq family in 1998 and 2001, as well as an article coming from the Michel Delporte bequest in 2001 have been gathered around the small painting purchased by the city at the Roubaix Artists Show in 1953.
above and right, who took up the European challenge by travelling to Roubaix, France, to compete in the Eurometropole Under-21 tournament where they met teams from France and Belgium
Roubaix expanded in the age of artisanal workshops in the late eighteenth century and during the first wave of mechanization in the early nineteenth century, but the years between 1851 and 1913, the years of large-scale mechanization and great factories, were its real golden period.
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The EU executive had informed the French Government in August 1997 that it was launching formal state aid proceedings under Article 93@2 of the EC Treaty against an investment subsidy and restructuring aid for Nouvelle Filature Lainiere de Roubaix.
Come Roubaix, we will have to see who has got the best legs but I think we have got a strong enough team that we can have a lot of guys left for the last 50km, so that is going to be our strength then.
The duo dug deep across and found themselves in the lead group on the run into the famous Roubaix Velodrome, eventually finishing seventh and ninth respectively, 20 seconds behind breakaway winner Niki Terpstra.
And the Quick Step rider was able to sprint away from Fabian Cancellara and Alessandro Ballan in the velodrome to add to his Roubaix triumph in 2005.
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Dyma rai o'r rasus mwyaf heriol a chystadleuol yn nhymor y seiclwyr proffesiynol, a'r ras gyntaf i gael sylw yw'r Paris i Roubaix ar nos Iau.