Lapierre Tour of the Black Country - The Inspiration: Paris - Roubaix
Images from the race on which the Tour of the Black Country is based: Paris-Roubaix - the Queen of the Classics. The most popular one-day race in the world.
Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle on the iconic Roubaix velodrome (1992).
Wilfried Peeters exits the Arenberg Forset in 2001.
Hinault wins in 1981 ahead of De Vlaeminck and Moser.
Hincapie leads Museeuw and eventual winner Knaven in 2001.
One of the most impressive displays in recent times. Boonen drops Terpstra in 2012 and solos to victory for 50km.
De Vlaeminck in the snow in 1969.
Sector 7: Le Moulin de Vertain, seen here in 2014.
Armstrong suffers in the cobbles in the 2010 Tour de France.
Armstorng loses two minutes to Cancellara, Thomas, Hushovd, Evans and Schleck.
Wiggins leads Cancellara in 2014.
Wigggins drops everyone 15km from the finish in 2014.
Wiggins after the 2014 Paris-Roubaix.
Wiggins finishes 9th in 2014.
22-year-old French hopeful Arnaud Demare finishes 12th in 2014.
Arnaud Demare – a potential future winner.
Cancellara leads Boonen and Demare in 2014.
FDJ – Lapierre rider Arnaud Demare at home in his bike garage. Winter 2014.
FDJ winter training.
Winter snow on the deserted Roubaix velodrome.