Friday, April 8, 2005

A RACE OVER ROMAN COBBLESTONES. This AFP photo (at shows the treacherous cobblestones over which over 150 professional cyclists will race kilometer after kilometer in Sunday's 103rd Paris-Roubaix event. These cobblestone roads date back to Roman times. Once crossed by Roman chariots, these cobbles bounce high-tech bicycles and iron-willed competitors nearly 20 centuries later.

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