You can't beat pictures of riders with dusty helmet hair
A super-fast and thrilling edition go Paris-Roubaix has ended, and riders and teams have given their reaction to the race via social media.
The race was reportedly the fastest on record, with hot, dry conditions helping the riders to speed along the cobbles of northern France.
Rather than wet mud, the riders had to deal with clouds of dry dust kicked up by those in front of them and race vehicles. Needless to say, many finished caked in a mixture of sweat and fine brown dust – sometimes to great comedic effect.
Jos Van Emden went for the full Roubaix look, complete with bloodshot red eyes.
The Movistar team opted for a collective tweet of some of their riders’ grotty faces
Edward Theuns should get some sort of prize for the best helmet hair in history – and for bouncing back from serious injury to get a great result.
But few will be able to beat Marcel Sieberg’s post-finish self portrait. It’s all down to the facial expression.
Direct Energie’s Antoine Duchesne came away from the race with a bit more than a dusty face. Ouch.
Same with those riders who suffered blisters on hands…
Welshman Luke Rowe rued his bad luck, when a crash ruled him out of the race – but was happy for Italian Sky team-mate Gianni Moscon, in fifth
It was celebration for BMC Racing, who won with Greg Van Avermaet.
And a celebration of sorts from the rider at the other end of the results sheet – Britain’s Jon Dibben, who entered the Roubaix velodrome in last place, 47 minutes down on Van Avermaet and outside of the time cut. But he finished in his debut appearance, and that counts for a lot.