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The annual bicycle race from Paris to Roubaix passes through "L'Enfer du Nord" (hell of the north), an area devastated by two World Wars. Today, in the peaceful Arenberg Forest in northeastern France, cyclists battle their way over 50+ kilometers of cobblestone roads.
We got to witness of one of the spring classic bike races, Paris-Roubaix – a grueling 250 km endurance race, much of it over cobblestone roads.
|John came prepared with Belgian beer and baguettes|
|The peloton in the famed Arenberg forest|
|Bradley Wiggins has a narrow lead with 15km to go|
|Crowd cheers as Niki Terpstra solos to victory|
|Minutes after the racers had passed by|