The enormous weight of the total exhaustion felt by Greg LeMond at this moment (Paris Roubaix) fills my spirit with equal measures of dread and envy.

Greg Lemond after finishing the 1991 Paris-Roubaix (Photo taken by Klaas Jan van der Weij)

2012 Paris Roubaix: can't imagine riding my bike on this

The 2012 Paris-Roubaix will be held on Sunday. One of the five "monuments" of cycling it has been held since The race is also know .

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Paris-Roubaix 78 - They call this world's toughest one day race. It is what I call a "man maker.

Beautifully designed print by Steve Thomas celebrates the Arenberg Forest, which in part made Paris Roubaix famous.

cadenced: The Garmin-Sharp team poster designed by Steve Thomas of the Arenberg Forest which is a key stage in Paris-Roubaix race happening this Sunday. Thanks to CarbonAddiction for the heads up.

"pigs in mud" (Bernard Hinault describing his own hell, Paris-Roubaix, 1981)

"pigs in mud" (Bernard Hinault describing his own hell, Paris-Roubaix,

Muddy ride - 1985 Paris Roubaix. Sean Kelly Nips lemond at the finish to take 3rd

Sean Kelly and Greg Lemond finish and in the 1985 edition of Paris-Roubaix, the cobbles from which feature in Wednesday’s stage 5 of the Tour de France (Photo: Sirotti) (via Sticky Bottle)

Rais - Roubaix sportif 2012

iaintsuperman: “ Just waiting for the details of this to be announced Paris-Roubaix sportif It’s OK i have 7 months to train.