L'Enfer du Nord: Paris - Roubaix

£30.00
Size
Medium (42.0cm x 29.7cm)
Large (597mm x 4120mm)
Extra Large (891mm x 594mm)
Framing Options
Unframed
Framed - Black Ash
Framed - White Ash
Framed - Light Ash
Mount Options
No Mount
Mount
Regular price £30.00

About

Number five in a series of posters dedicated to capturing the essence of cycling's 'Monuments' - the oldest, longest and toughest races in cycling.  Paris-Roubaix... L'Enfer du Nord (The Hell of The North). The queen of the Classics, and the wildest and toughest of them all.

A series of brutal 'secteurs' of pavé, the rough, cobbled farm tracks that criss-cross northern France, which erode the field and batter riders and equipment alike. The names of the secteurs are fabled, but the most famous of them all is the feared Trouée d'Arenberg (Arenberg Trench), an arrow-straight length of road running through the Arenberg Forest. Hit at full speed, the decaying cobbles are dangerous and decisive. The race is never won here, but it can be lost in an instant.

In 1981 the great French rider Bernard Hinault won in Paris-Roubaix for the only time. He crashed seven times on the way to victory - the final crash took place when a dog ran into his path. In my artwork you can see Hinault's dog peeking through the trees waiting for the unsuspecting riders, and the decaying cobbles stretching relentlessly through the forest.

Product Details

Sizing

Shipping

Number five in a series of posters dedicated to capturing the essence of cycling's 'Monuments' - the oldest, longest and toughest races in cycling.  Paris-Roubaix... L'Enfer du Nord (The Hell of The North). The queen of the Classics, and the wildest and toughest of them all.

A series of brutal 'secteurs' of pavé, the rough, cobbled farm tracks that criss-cross northern France, which erode the field and batter riders and equipment alike. The names of the secteurs are fabled, but the most famous of them all is the feared Trouée d'Arenberg (Arenberg Trench), an arrow-straight length of road running through the Arenberg Forest. Hit at full speed, the decaying cobbles are dangerous and decisive. The race is never won here, but it can be lost in an instant.

In 1981 the great French rider Bernard Hinault won in Paris-Roubaix for the only time. He crashed seven times on the way to victory - the final crash took place when a dog ran into his path. In my artwork you can see Hinault's dog peeking through the trees waiting for the unsuspecting riders, and the decaying cobbles stretching relentlessly through the forest.