Despite lacking anything even remotely approaching an ascent over its 257.5km length Paris-Roubaix is reckoned to be the hardest single day race in the calendar. A total of 55km of pavé - rough cobblestone farm roads dating back to Napoleonic times - ensure that the course is incredibly demanding in the dry, and even worse if it's wet.
The race gained it's 'Hell of the North' nickname after the First World War laid waste to much of the region that it traverses but the gruelling surfaces, which pass through now abandoned coal-mining communities, and the iconic finish in the unglamorous Roubaix velodrome give every win of this most monumental of Monuments instantly legendary status.
Despite good weather on race day, in 2016 crashes defined much of the race as usual. Pre race favourites Cancellara and Sagan were caught up in tumbles on the few muddy sections leaving a strong group of five arrive at the velodrome together. Aussie Matt Hayman, a veteran of 15 previous Paris-Roubaix starts had been in the early break but beat out the likes of Tom Boonen, Sep Vanmarcke, Ian Standard and Edvald Boasson-Hagen to take an 800-1 shot win.
Gradient Dark Red / Red
- Hahnemuhle giclée print
- Limited edition of 100, numbered, and signed on reverse
- Size A3 420x297mm, 11 3/4" x 16 1/2"
- Available in black metal framed option