Tom Boonen drives the race-defining escape over the pavé at Cysoing.
For riders, it is "The Hell of the North". For fans, it is "The Queen of the Classics". Whatever you call it, the annual Paris-Roubaix cycling race is one of the most unique and entertaining sporting events on the calendar - and perhaps the most photogenic! Starting mid-morning in Paris, and ending about seven hours later at the Velodrome in Roubaix near the Belgian border in Northern France, the treacherous course includes nearly 60km of "pavé" - rugged primitive road surfaces that range from badly rutted cobblestone roads to unfinished dirt and gravel-covered paths. This spectacular print, from the lens of world-famous cycling photographer Graham Watson, features a look at the peloton racing over the pavé at Cysoing, as 2005 champion Tom Boonen (Belgium) and three challengers make an escape from the pack. From the rugged road surface, to the dirt-clouded air, to the applauding fans in the gallery, to the intense concentration on the face of the struggling riders, this is a spectacular work of photographic cycling art for your wall. Reproduced with impeccable color, clarity and focus, and printed on heavy gallery stock, this is an ultra-high quality print that is perfect for framing and display on the wall of home or office.
Publisher: Graham Watson, released July 2006
Size: 20" x 28"
Condition: Brand New! Printed on gallery-quality print stock.
Price: $39.95 USD
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Item Number: GW-WP49
Paris-Roubaix Cycling Race (Tom Boonen at Cysoing) Premium Poster Print - Graham Watson