A video summation of the happenings on the Paterberg climb during the 2013 Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders), from sunrise to the mass spectator exodus after the finish. Tens hours condensed to under 10 minutes. This is what it's like to be a fan on a fabled cobbled climb of the Ronde.
The Trouée d'Arenberg is the most recognizable stretch of cobbles of Paris-Roubaix, the Hell of the North. Running dead straight through the ghostly forest of Arenberg over the tunnels and underground railroad of the defunct mines, it is not decisive but it is the most iconic 2.4 kilometers of the race. Its brutality is legendary and rarely exaggerated. It is not a kind road.