Paris–Roubaix is a one-day professional men's bicycle road race in northern France, starting north of Paris and finishing in Roubaix, at the border with Belgium. It is one of cycling's oldest races, first edition in 1896, and is one of the 'Monuments' or classics of the European calendar. The race usually leaves riders caked in mud and grit, from the cobbled roads. It's called The Hell of the North. The photo caputre the race soul and represent the beginning of one of thoughest cobbled sectors of the race, the 17th sector called of Wallers à Hélesmes.