The Road to Roubaix

Watched The Road to Roubaix recently- a good documentary on the Queen of the Spring Classics. Thanks to @StumpyRider for lending it to me- the power of twitter strikes again!

The race is of course famed for it’s brutal cobbled sections. One of the most interesting things I took from it was that most of the bikes used in the race will never be ridden professionally again.

The pros all shower in an ancient concrete/stone changing room, with separate stalls badged with the names of the winners. It had the feel of a local race- everyone washing down together, no primadonnas here.

As a photography enthusiast, I also enjoyed the creative process of Timm K├Âlln with his series of gritty post-race portraits, titled The Peloton.