Paris-Roubaix: Moments in History

A mud-encrusted George Hincapie leads the bunch in the 2002 Paris-Roubaix.

by Matt de Neef


The Queen of the Classics, L’enfer du Nord, The Hell of the North – the many nicknames of Paris-Roubaix reflect its reputation as probably the hardest one-day race in the world. The cobbles, the dirt, the mud, the crashes; it’s a race that captures the attention like few others.

Sadly, the race won’t be held in 2020. It was originally scheduled for April, postponed to this coming weekend due to coronavirus, and then eventually cancelled as the number of cases rose again in France. Fear not though — we’ve got just the thing if you’re lamenting the fact the race won’t run. We’ve trawled through the archives to find some images that capture just how hard Paris-Roubaix is. Not only that but we’ve also pulled together some highlights videos from recent editions. Enjoy!

Video highlights

2019 Highlights Last kilometre
2018 Highlights How the Race Was Won
2017 Highlights Last kilometre
2016 Highlights How the Race Was Won
2015 Highlights How the Race Was Won
2014 Highlights How the Race Was Won
2013 Highlights How the Race Was Won
2012 Highlights How the Race Was Won
2011 Highlights Last kilometre
2010 Highlights How the Race Was Won
2009 Highlights How the Race Was Won

This article is an updated version of one we first published in 2014.

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