Paris-Roubaix preview

The 113th edition of Paris-Roubaix promises to be as gripping a race as ever. Just as in last week’s Ronde van Vlaanderen, the absence of Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen means it’s completely wide open. The only thing we can be sure of is that the eventual victor will be a man of superhuman strength, deserving of a place alongside the likes of Coppi, Merckx and De Vlaeminck in the showers of the Roubaix velodrome. It’s cycling’s toughest one-day classic. It’s the Hell of the North. It’s Paris-Roubaix.

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