2009 Paris-Roubaix Apr 12, 2009


Tom Boonen of Belgium won the 2009 Paris-Robaix. The 259 km race snakes its way across slippery cobblestones and as always, there were a ton of crashes today.

via the Canadian Press

If you’ve never seen A Sunday in Hell, make sure you watch this classic 1977 film documenting the treacherous race in 1976.

  • Also out is Road to Roubaix- which is an updated version, with more subtitles. A Sunday in Hell is great, though understanding anything more than the commentators takes a familiarity of more than just the english language (which I struggle with as it is.)
    What a race! What was the average speed, like 42 kph over the whole thing? Jesus.