Watch: Cobbles, crashes, and general chaos captured by on-bike cameras at Paris-Roubaix

GoPro cameras give a unique insight into a unique race

The 2017 edition of Paris-Roubaix provided all the excitement that we'd usually expect from the Hell of the North, with Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) emerging victorious at the end of 257km of cut-and-thrust racing.

To capture pictures in the heart of the race, GoPro not only put cameras on the bikes of a number of riders, but also on the helmets of Mavic mechanics and race photographers, and even gave them to some fans at the side of the road.

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The result is a fascinating look inside this unique race, with this video giving a taste of some of the action that goes on inside the peloton.

A couple of crashes are caught on camera, including one involving eventual winner Van Avermaet who you can see standing at the side of the road at 1-02.

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You also get to see Mavic mechanics changing a wheel for Koen de Kort at 1-05, a race photographer snapping away at 1-24, and the joy of BMC's celebrations at 2-05.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.