• Once again the race proved to be one of the most hard-fought and intriguing of the season
  • 27 cobbled sectors lay ahead of the riders
  • Mathew Hayman went up the road early on in a strong four-man move
  • All eyes were on the form of Flanders winner Fabian Cancellara after two midweek crashes
  • As usual the Arenberg Trench strung out the peloton
  • Geraint Thomas suffered yet more bad luck in the Classics campaign after being involved in a multi-rider crash
  • Good conditions created another dusty edition of Roubaix, second quickest in the race's long history
  • Hayman, along with Gert Steegmans made it deep into the race before being overhauled
  • It was tough for those - like Stijn Devolder - who became distanced
  • Ian Stannard (sporting crash damage) and Jurgen Roelandts were among a number of riders distanced on Mons-en-Pevele
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen was active early on but slipped back ahead of the finale
  • Cancellara looked like he was being marked out of the race but attacked
  • The crowds were out in force as expected along the 254.5-kilometre route
  • Bernhard Eisel was the best-placed Team Sky rider in 12th
  • Juan Antonio Flecha and Greg Van Avermaet made the front selection would finished eighth and fourth respectively
  • The lead group of four shrunk on the Carrefour de l'Arbre as both Stijn Vandenbergh and Zdenek Stybar collided with spectators
  • Cancellara and Sep Vanmarcke entered the famous velodrome together as a track sprint ensued
  • Cancellara used his strength to win his third Roubaix...
  • ...The lead pair catching the fight for sixth on the line
  • Cancellara was empty at the finish after completing the second Flanders/Roubaix double of his career
  • Niki Terpstra joined the pair on the famous podium

Paris-Roubaix Gallery

Once again the race proved to be one of the most hard-fought and intriguing of the season