The pain and beauty of Paris-Roubaix – Gallery

Paris Roubaix 2022 - 119th Edition - Compiegne - Roubaix 257.2 km - 17/04/2022 - Dylan Van Baarle (NED - INEOS Grenadiers) - photo Luca Bettini/SprintCyclingAgency©2022
Dylan Van Baarle (Ineos Grenadiers) soloing to victory on Sunday (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)

The cobbled Classics drew to a close on Sunday with the 119th edition of Paris-Roubaix, won by Dylan Van Baarle after an 18km solo attack.

The 257km race brought an end to what has been a thrilling month of racing around Flanders and northern France, with highlights including Biniam Girmay's historic Gent-Wevelgem triumph and Mathieu van der Poel's second Tour of Flanders win.

Over five-and-a-half-hours of racing provided near non-stop action, from Ineos Grenadiers blowing things apart in the early crosswinds to the chaos and carnage of the cobbled sectors and the constant attacks and counters over the decisive cobbles late on.

As attention turns to Wallonia and the Ardennes Classics, La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, we've taken the time to look back at the race and pulled together a mega-gallery of photography from Sunday afternoon.

Click below to browse the best of Paris-Roubaix, brought to you by Bas Czerwinski, Bernard Papon and Luc Claessen via Getty Images, plus Luca Bettini and Dion Kerckhoffs via Sprint Cycling Agency.

Saturday, meanwhile, saw the women's peloton take on the cobbles for the second time in history – just six months after the inaugural edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes.

Elisa Longo Borghini won with a solo effort over the final 30km of the race, making it two from two for Trek-Segafredo following Lizzie Deignan's victory last October.

Click below for the best of the women's race, courtesy of Tim De Waele and Etienne Garnier via Getty Images.