Paris-Roubaix: A Journey Through Hell recounts the history and excitement of the race in oversized format and with hundreds of spectacular colour and black and white photos. The authoritative text is put together by top sportswriters at France's L'Equipe magazine and gives the inside story of the race and its traditions, and the champion cyclists it has helped to confirm.
Spectacular black and white and colour photography brings into stark contrast the harsh conditions of this race and the toll it takes on its riders - the "hard men" of cycling. A chronological sequence unveils the history of the race and the book includes profiles of the most colourful and dominant riders. It includes an exclusive, behind-the-scenes chapter, a perspective shared only by those who have travelled to witness Paris-Roubaix first hand.
Phillippe Bouvet, Pierre Callewaert, Jean-Luc Gatellier and Serge Laget are among France's most accomplished cycling writers and historians. The book is translated by David Herlihy.
Publication date: 10/09/2007
223 pages / hardback