The Queen of the classics is the highlight and closing event of the cobbled classics every year.
Each cobbled sector is ranked out of five stars for difficulty. History was written, dramas unfolded and heroes were born on the mythical cobbled sectors such as Trouée d’Arenberg, Mons-en-Pévèle and Le Carrefour de l’Arbre.
Anja Kallenbach – who has already been to lots of every cyclist’s dream destinations – wanted to explore the spirit and conditions of
the “Hell of the North” and rode the course a few days ago including some laps in the Roubaix velodrome and a visit in the historical showers.
Who will be Greg Van Avermaet’s successor and lift the prestigious cobble stone trophy this Sunday?
Imagery and video: AK21Photography | Anja Kallenbach