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08 Apr 2017
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
Lukasz Wisniowski turned part-time cameraman
Elia Viviani took time out to meet the fans
There was plenty of work for the mechanics too
Stickering up the bikes...
...And the cars
Owain Doull had time to quietly reflect ahead of his first Roubaix
War wounds will be forgotten once the race kicks off
The road to Roubaix