The 254km cobbled race isn’t called the ‘hell of the north’ for nothing – Fabian Cancellara may have won for the third time at the Queen of the Classics, but he had to ride across 27 cobbled sectors to get there.

Here’s a run through what happened along the way during this year’s Paris-Roubaix, as told through social media sites including Twitter, YouTube and Facebook and compiled via Storify.

[View the story “Paris – Roubaix 2013 as it happened” on Storify]