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The Paris-Roubaix Race Threw Up The Most Absurd Piece Of Cycling We've Ever Seen

The Paris-Roubaix Race Threw Up The Most Absurd Piece Of Cycling We've Ever Seen
By Gavin Cooney Updated

For those unaware, the Paris-Roubaix is a one day road race classic in the North of France, that encompasses some horrific terrain: most notably the section that takes place upon cobblestones. Since 1977, the winner receives a cobble-stone as part of the prize. For more on it, there is an excellent documentary called A Sunday In Hell, which you can learn more about here.

Cyclists have to be extraordinarily deft in their bike control to thrive in the race, and that was exactly what Slovak Peter Sagan displayed in this incident:

Sagan manages to bunny-hop a stray bike and still retain control. For a closer look:

Fantastic. The race was won by Matthew Hayman of Orica-Green in a dramatic sprint finish which saw the Australian outstrip Tom Boonen and Ian Stannard. All the more impressive considering Hayman is the ripe old age of 37. Watch the dramatic finish below:

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See Also:  Remembering The Ireland Team Who Won The Amateur Elephant Polo World Cup In 2005

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