Monday, April 9, 2012

Parigi-Roubaix 2012 part 1

Here's a video clip of our visit to Paris-Roubaix, shot near the end of the famous Arenberg forest section of the pave. We'll have more photos in a future post. What you don't get by watching this on TV is the clattering of the bikes on the ancient stones, which is somewhat captured in this clip, perhaps because there's little helicopter rotor noise, musical soundtrack or TV's "Heckle and Jeckel" yakking away. Some riders seem to bounce over the rough stones while the true greats seem to float above them, ala Tom Boonen who equaled the 4 victories of "Mr. Paris-Roubaix" fellow Belgian Roger De Vlaminck on Sunday. 

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