Velonews: Gallery: Roubaix Railroad Crossing Photo Sequence



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    2015 Paris-Roubaix: Train crossing
    The last man of the break, Lotto-Soudal's Sean De Bie, rode over train tracks at sector 17, Wallers-Hélesmes (a.k.a. Pont Gibus), just before the barriers began to close. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media
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    2015 Paris-Roubaix: Train crossing
    As the Mavic neutral service car crossed the tracks, the barriers had yet to start closing. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media
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    2015 Paris-Roubaix: Train crossing
    Team Sky led the peloton over the level crossing just as the barriers began to drop. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media
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    2015 Paris-Roubaix: Train crossing
    Here, you can see Sky's Geraint Thomas checking over his shoulder after realizing that the crossing barriers were dropping. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media
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    2015 Paris-Roubaix: Train crossing
    A split in the field formed as some riders stopped short at the crossing. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media
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    2015 Paris-Roubaix: Train crossing
    You can spot the distinctive combination of Tinkoff-Saxo neon and the Slovak national champion's jersey, worn by Peter Sagan, as he was one of the last riders to slip across the tracks. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media
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    2015 Paris-Roubaix: Train crossing
    Though Team Sky was at the front, this photo shows Bradley Wiggins just barely getting through, beneath one of the barriers. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media
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    2015 Paris-Roubaix: Train crossing
    A few, including this Cannondale-Garmin rider, risked crossing the tracks after the barriers were completely down. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media
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    2015 Paris-Roubaix: Train crossing
    Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) was the last rider to cross before the TGV train came to the crossing. He went on to finish third on Sunday. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media
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    2015 Paris-Roubaix: Train crossing
    The back end of the field waited as Van Avermaet and the others rode away. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media
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    2015 Paris-Roubaix: Train crossing
    French TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) are known to reach 200mph regularly and set a world speed record in 2007, 357.2 mph. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media
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    2015 Paris-Roubaix: Train crossing
    The back of the field was eager to restart after the train passed, crossing the tracks before the barriers were raised. Marcus Burghardt (BMC) went through right away, ahead of Swiss champion Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling). Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media

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