But this is a special episode from a very special race. Paris-Roubaix, the Hell of the North, is for many the highlight of the professional cycling calendar.
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A veteran in the peloton and a universally liked rider, few will begrudge him this victory.
The video is well put together, in particular when Hayman’s pre-race monologue is repeated over his efforts in the final 5km.
One of his rewards is a giant bottle of Kwaremont beer, which alone is a pretty good prize, but now he’ll have his own cobblestone to mark his greatest professional win.
“Oh fruit!” what a ride.