A Year in Images (4): THIS IS HELL
31 October 2011

Erviti, bones and dust on the grass of the Roubaix velodrome, the living image of the demanding Northern classics in a sprint where Movistar Team is expected to shine in the future  The true image of effort. Imanol Erviti, the only one of eight Movistar Team riders able to complete Paris-Roubaix en april, showed in his skin when coming into the velodrome of the Northern, industrial French city what it takes to cover 260k of racing -more than fifty over cobblestones-, the dust and the heat in a race just as non-typical when it comes to weather as truly demanding in the sporting side. The good rendement by José Joaquín Rojas in the Ronde van Vlaanderen -18th, just behind the lead group- and Rui Costa (just in), Jesús Herrada and Vasil Kiryienka in the Ardennes trio was the blue overview in his Northern episode.