Russ Ellis Paris-Roubaix pre-race gallery

08 Apr 2017

Russ Ellis Paris-Roubaix pre-race gallery

On the eve of the 'Hell of the North' photographer Russ Ellis goes behind the scenes to document the build up to the race.

The team were announced on a scorching Saturday in Compiegne

The team were announced on a scorching Saturday in Compiegne

Lukasz Wisniowski turned part-time cameraman

Lukasz Wisniowski turned part-time cameraman

Elia Viviani took time out to meet the fans

Elia Viviani took time out to meet the fans

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There was plenty of work for the mechanics too

There was plenty of work for the mechanics too

Stickering up the bikes...

Stickering up the bikes...

...And the cars

...And the cars

Owain Doull had time to quietly reflect ahead of his first Roubaix

Owain Doull had time to quietly reflect ahead of his first Roubaix

Fuel

Fuel

Texting

Texting

War wounds will be forgotten once the race kicks off

War wounds will be forgotten once the race kicks off

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The road to Roubaix

The road to Roubaix

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