VeloNews editor in chief Ben Delaney snapped a few shots of some racers before and after Sunday’s Hell of the North.
Like many riders, Ted King taped his knuckles in an effort to reduce the painful vibration caused by racing the cobbles. Photo: Ben Delaney © VeloNews
Face in the crowd
Ted King looks back over the field at the start in Compiegne of the 109th Paris-Roubaix. Photo: Ben Delaney © VeloNews
Close to tears
Johan Van Summeren was elated and emotional after his Paris-Roubaix win. Photo: Ben Delaney © VeloNews
Ah, come here, you!
HTC-Highroad boss Bob Stapleton gives Garmin-Cervelo boss Jonathan Vaughters a congratulatory hug in the infield of the Roubaix velodrome. Photo: Ben Delaney © VeloNews
If at first you don't succeed...
Bjorn Selander crashed out of his first Paris-Roubaix in 2010. This year, he made it to the finish in one piece, riding in support of Gregory Rast, who finished fourth. Photo: Ben Delaney © VeloNews
I can't move my fingers!
Ben King jokes about the effect of the pave on his hands after the finish. Photo: Ben Delaney © VeloNews
No, I won't smile for your stupid picture
Filippo Pozzato was all race face before the start. Photo: Ben Delaney © VeloNews
Knuckle down, son
John Murphy taped his fingers between the joints, and wrapped his wrists for Roubaix. Photo: Ben Delaney © VeloNews
Ready for a fight
BMC's John Murphy: "Roubaix is war, man." Photo: Ben Delaney © VeloNews