WITH Paris-Roubaix, the Queen of the Classics, the Hell of the North, almost upon us, why not relive some magic moments from the recent past?

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MAPEI DO THE 1-2-3
Three Mapei riders have broken away ? Andrea Tafi, Gianluca Bortolami and Johan Museeuw. Who will win?



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HINCAPIE FALLS IN A DITCH
In the mud and mayhem, Hincapie loses control and topples into a ditch.



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THE CLOSEST FINISH EVER
Steve Bauer and Eddy Planckaert head to the velodrome and sprint it out. The naked eye cannot split them and the photo finish camera had a job too.



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FOREST OF ARENBERG
Professional cycling goes into a sort of twilight zone for five minutes or so when Paris-Roubaix goes through the Arenberg Forest. They go in boys and come out men. Here?s why. It?s crazy.



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Swiss rider Thomas Wegmuller?s chances of victory are wrecked when a plastic bag gets caught in his rear derailleur in the final sprint.



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THE BEST PARIS-ROUBAIX OF ALL-TIME
The one with all the mud. This clip starts with David Duffield?s line: ?Everybody who finishes today deserves a medal.? The Eurosport commentator wasn?t wrong. It was an epic. Not sure whether Duffield?s voice is hoarse because of the excitement or because he was unwell.



FURTHER VIEWING
Current FDJ boss Marc Madiot wins in 1985
Sean Kelly wins in 1986
The last French winner: Frédéric Guesdon in 1997

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