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Video of the week: 2014 Paris-Roubaix with Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team


For a typical cycling fan the Paris-Roubaix needs little introduction. The "Queen of the Classics" is fought out every year on the rough and cobbled roads of northern France; the same roads that Napoleon used to cross this landscape many centuries earlier. In fact it would probably be easier negotiating some of these roads by horse than bicycle; such is the condition of the surface.


Related article: "Paris-Roubaix - The Race"


Watching the race via live broadcast gives a good look at the guys out front driving the pace and fighting for position, yet little is revealed about what actually goes on further back, or indeed what the team workers go through to keep their leaders at the front. The sacrifices, suffering and struggle are rarely witnessed.

This video gives an insight into what goes into riding this race and the dedication from all involved. It also shows the type of race Paris-Roubaix is; when being in a good position can all come undone with a single crash. Thanks to Orica GreenEdge for sharing this story.




ProfileAuthor: Christian Woodcock
Christian loves riding bikes. He has many years experience working in bike shops and has raced mountain bikes at a high level with success. These days expect to see him climbing and suffering on a road bike, or talking it up on the trails with mates.

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