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Roadside PEZ: Ed’s Paris-Roubaix 2007

As we count down to Sunday and the Hell of the North, we look back at Ed Hood's 2007 Paris Roubaix and how the underdog, Stuart O'Grady, left the top riders in his dust. As a regular to the Queen Classic, Ed and his pals inspect the cobbles of Arenberg, the mechanics at work, the Roubaix velodrome and, of course, a local bar.

Paris-Roubaix Preview with Chris Horner

PEZ talks with Chris Horner about what makes the Paris-Roubaix cycling race so cool - the Queen of the Classics, l'Enfer du Nord, the Hell of the North. We breakdown the lore, talk key sectors of cobbles like the Arenberg trench, and Carrefour de l'Arbre, the finish on the track at the Roubaix velodrome, and those iconic showers, and of course the favorites for this weekend's race.

PEZ Roadside: Chasing Roubaix!

Roadside Reload: On Sunday April 8th 2012, I got a second chance for a once in a lifetime experience of chasing the most feared Monument of the year – Paris-Roubaix. And just like my ride across these hellish roads a couple days prior, this day was nothing short of ‘epic’

Roubaix Winner Andrea Tafi Talks Cobbles & Gravel

Andrea Tafi won Paris-Roubaix in 1999, but it was no surprise. The Northern cobbles are in his Tuscan blood with second, third, fifth and tenth places during his career. Robin Morton spoke to Andrea about his win and riding gravel in the US.

How I Made It To The Roubaix Velodrome

TOP RIDE: The culmination of my visit to Holy Week was the long anticipated, much feared, and previously attempted but never completed ride across the parcours of Paris-Roubaix. Finally I learned what it was like to battle the toughest roads in northern France and earn my own lap of honour at the Roubaix velodrome.

The PEZ PARIS-ROUBAIX Winners Photo Gallery!

The 2022 'Sunday in Hell' was one of the most chaotic and exciting Paris-Roubaix Classics ever. We look back at the winners of the cobbled classic, not all 119 of them, but the last 20 years, which is how long PEZ has been gracing the internet. Plus we include a few other top pavé performers.

ROUBAIX’94 Photo Gallery

PeloPics: The 1994 Paris-Roubaix was a hard, cold and wet day in the saddle, but it did offer up the best images from the 'Hell of the North' we have seen in decades. Mud and guts on the cobbles - Roubaix revisited.