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The Slower Side of Paris-Roubaix

Paris-Roubaix has come and gone again. Sharper racing analysts than I have written smart recaps of Sunday’s cobblestone sufferfest (this one from Cycle Sport is particularly good), so I’ll spare you my take. Instead, I’ll share with you this amazing video from the race. It’s been making the rounds in the cycling Internet world, but it’s too good not to repost.

Shot at 4,000 frames per second, the video has nearly the same quality as still photography. It does a brilliant job of showing the pain and hardship the riders face on their 260km journey to the Roubaix velodrome. Watch it: