Paris-Roubaix also know as the “Hell of the North” is one of the hardest one day races in the world. Top cyclists from around the world head to Compiègne to ride 257.5 kilometers north to Roubaix on 27 sectors of “pavé” or cobblestones.
The terrain of the race has led to the development of specialized frames, wheels, and tires. The 114th edition of Pairs-Roubaix was one of the most exciting finishes in years as many legends were out to claim the king of cobbles. Four-time winner Tom Boonen was looking to add his fifth title to his resume but it was 37 year old Matthew Haymen from Orica-GreenEDGE who out sprinted Boonen in the last 50 meters.
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