Tuesday, April 3, 2007

1994 Paris-Roubaix

1994 provided cycling fans with one of the most epic PRs in history.
Heavy March rains saturated the fields surrounding the famed cobbles and washed axle-deep mud onto the course. A light rain on race day gave insult to injury and secured this edition's place in the history books. The hardest of hardmen, Andrei Tchmil, proved his mettle by securing the win. Additionally, 1994 was the year that many teams opted to run mountain bike-like suspensions systems, which included Tchmil's Rock Shox Paris Roubaix SL, a short travel, front suspension fork based on the Mag 21.

3 comments:

Randy said...

poetic suffering....amazing!

Radio Freddy said...

Less than two weeks now. April is my favorite month on the cycling calendar.

Adam said...

'94 was also the year Museeuw rode the dual suspension Bianchi. If you're careful you can catch a glimpse of it in the clip. Read more about it here:

http://thepez.com/?pg=fullstory&id=836

Riding ridiculously silly looking equipment to gain any possible edge: totally PRO.