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.
With four-time winner Tom Boonen hanging up his cleats after this years edition, all eyes were on the joint record holder in the lead up top the race as he sought to go one better than "Mr Paris-Roubaix", Roger de Vlaeminck, and take the record outright. It was a fairytale too far though as Greg Van Avermaet continued his sensational run of victories and was able to force a number of splits on the last decisive sectors of cobbles and then outsprint Boonen's teammate Zdenek Stybar to gain his first Monument win.
- Hahnemuhle giclée print
- Limited edition of 115, numbered, and signed on reverse
- Size A3 420x297mm, 11 3/4" x 16 1/2"
- Available in black metal framed option