Faces of a Paris-Roubaix finish

Dust-stained and exhausted; the extraordinary toil of making it through Hell to the Roubaix Velodrome is written on the faces of the finishers of Paris-Roubaix

Paris-Roubaix takes riders on a journey like no other. After an arduous day of racing, they enter the velodrome looking unrecognisable, their faces caked with thick dust and salty sweat. Many look broken, their brows furrowed in a look of confusion and disbelief about what they've just done.

Here are a few of the gritty faces that made it through Hell this year.

Nils Politt of Bora-Hansgrohe (Image: Zac Williams/SWpix)

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Olivier Le Gac of Groupama-FDJ (Image: Rachel Jary)

Ben Turner of Ineos Grenadiers (Image: Rachel Jary)

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Valentin Madouas of Groupama FDJ (Image: Rachel Jary)

Wout van Aert of Jumbo-Visma (Image: Rachel Jary)

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Fred Wright of Bahrain Victorious (Image: Rachel Jary)

Luke Durbridge of Team BikeExchange (Image: Zac Williams/SWpix)

Dylan van Baarle of Ineos Grenadiers (Image: Pauline Ballet/ASO)

Casper Pedersen of Team DSM (Image: Rachel Jary)

Bradley Wiggins after a day on the motorbike (Image: Rachel Jary)

Lasse Norman Hansen of Team Uno-X (Image: Rachel Jary)

Oliver Naesen of AG2R Citroën Team (Image: Zac Williams/SWpix)

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