Mid April means it is time for the "Hell of the North" the fabled, Paris Roubaix. Over 300 kilometers of racing and 100 of those kilometers are over some of the roughest cobble stones in the world. This race is so known for those pieces of pave, that the trophy for the winner is a granite cobble stone. Quite a humble award for such a noble undertaking. The day had the early breakaway, originally numbering 9 riders that gained 9 minutes on the peloton before the chase began. This is the back of the break away as the rumble over an early section of pave. Alexis Gougeard (AG2R) follows Time Declercq (Topsport Vlaanderen) and Alexijs Saramotins (IAM Cycling) amongst the others as the group try and stay away from the favorites and the wantabes behind.