The Hell of the North

Tom Boonen won the classic Paris-Roubaix spring classic this weekend.  Couple of things to notice in this clip:

1. Watch how fast the riders pass…riding on cobblestone streets!

2. Notice the moron on the other side of the street tossing water (or beer?) into the faces of the passing riders.

The cobblestones, along with the big climbs in the grand tours, are scary situations. It’s basically chaos with the crowds close enough to do watch ever they please to the riders. How do you think the pro athletes of the big 3 sports would handle that?

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