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(French rubɛ)
(Placename) a city in N France near the Belgian border: forms, with Tourcoing, a large industrial conurbation. Pop: 97 423 (2007)



a city in N France, NE of Lille. 101,836.
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Each move was shut down, leading to a grandstand finish over one and a half laps of the Roubaix Velodrome.
There are 27 punishing sections of cobblestones totalling 53km before those towards the head of the race reach the fabled Roubaix velodrome some six hours after departing Compiegne.
Armed men have taken hostages after gun shots were fired in the northern French town of Roubaix, a police source said on Tuesday.
com)-- Jean Roulland, an artist whose fame goes well beyond the region is an unavoidable figure of the Roubaix Group which blossomed after the Second World War thanks to the support of the city's collectors, art patrons and galleries.
They travelled to Roubaix in France to compete in the Eurometropole Under-21 tournament, hosted by Roubaix Futsal, the most decorated French futsal club.
Successful labor force development and failed class formation are the principal themes of Chantal Petillon' s ambitious study of Roubaix between 1750 and 1880.
35 million investment premium granted to Nouvelle Lanire de Roubaix was compatible with the common market only to the extent of the aid intensity allowed for the region.
Combining sturdy materials with spatial clarity, this little nursery school in Roubaix forms a cheerful enclave for its your charges.
But even as Preljocaj was receiving critical plaudits for his Le Parc, commissioned by Paris Opera Ballet, he found himself at the center of a controversy over his proposal to integrate his own dancers into the classically trained corps in Roubaix and to change its repertoire to a contemporary one.
The one-day Paris- Roubaix race tomorrow is the next big cycling event in the series Seiclo.
There are seven sections of pave, the fourth, fifth and sixth of which, Verchain-Maugre, Saint-Python and Quievy, featured in this year's edition of Paris-Roubaix, won by John Degenkolb from Zdenek Stybar and Greg van Avermaet in a three-man sprint in the Roubaix velodrome.
Even before he reached Roubaix s famous outdoor velodrome Cancellara was celebrating, brandishing the gold angel trinket his family had given him last week for Easter.