If you merely glanced at the picture above, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was from last year's edition, especially when compared to the shot from that race I posted this weekend. Same spot. Same cobbles. Same rider. Same "smile" on Cance's face. Even the same kid screaming in his ear! But wait -- who's that insane guy clinging to Cancellara's wheel? Could the Swiss legend have been pedaling with feet of clay? Ah! Therein lies the tale.
Here's hoping Paris-Roubaix, the Queen of the Classics, is at least as much fun next week!