RadioShack Leopard riders may have woken up with sore heads on Monday morning, but all riders of Paris-Roubaix, whether they finished in the top-10 or didn't finish at all, will be experiencing the same pain of the morning after the 'Hell of the North.'
While the dirt and sweat may be long gone....
As I entered the team bus yesterday. 3 showers later I'm still picking dirt out of my eyes and rocks from my teeth. twitter.com/J_Cantwell/sta…— Jonathan Cantwell (@J_Cantwell) April 8, 2013
Heading straight for the repair shop to clean & service some very dusty cameras and lenses - Roubaix was hell for them too..!— Graham Watson (@grahamwatson10) April 8, 2013
...their bodies will still be reminding them of the hell they put it through. Even if their skin never scraped the cobbles their bodies still suffer the effects of the 52.5km of jarring pave.
Almost 12hrs sleep and I feel like a bus ran over me whilst in my sleep. Hurts to even write this tweet. #bodyofseriouspain— Jonathan Cantwell (@J_Cantwell) April 8, 2013
I feel like I have arthritis in my hands this morning!— Jesse Sergent (@jessesergent) April 8, 2013
Putting a compression sock on @ 6 this morning w/a bum knee and sore hands/fingers was almost as hard as the entire race yesterday. #Roubaix— Taylor Phinney (@taylorphinney) April 8, 2013
Don't think I've ever tweeted before 8 In morning .1st time for everything Wide awake working out where all this pain is from #parisroubaix— Russell Downing (@RussDowning) April 8, 2013
For race winner Fabian Cancellara there is only one part of his body that is not in pain.
The only thing that is not in pain are the hands..!! Strange but true.time to fly a la casa with the family and swiss power @gregory_rast— Fabian cancellara (@f_cancellara) April 8, 2013