Chasing the pavé is an annual rite of spring for many cycling photographers. It’s an intense and wildly rewarding day in the car chasing cycling’s Hell of the North.
Mental grit, a never-say-die approach, and the all-important Arenberg are essential to Roubaix success, but there is no one winning formula.
Due to their length, the five monuments of cycling are in a class of their own when it comes to the physical demands. Paris-Roubaix may be the hardest of all.
Though Team Sky dominates the grand tours, it has struggled to shine in the northern classics. The team has never won a Paris-Roubaix title. Could this be the year?
The Belgian super team hasn't won Paris-Roubaix in five years. It's hoping it can keep its classics season's winning streak alive at the "Hell of the North."
With its punishing pavé and hard-man racing style, Paris-Roubaix favors the toughest men in the peloton. We look at five dark horses for Sunday.