I think the Hell of the North thing has always been stuck in my head to a degree that it has become my nemesis. I have ended up starting it twice (I think) in my career. Both times I didn’t finish. So when I was asked by my team if I’d do Paris Roubaix at Milan San Remo three weeks ago I gave them a puzzled look, as if to say, ‘You’re joking right?’ They know me though, and reminded me it was my last year and Roubaix is such a monument of a race it would be silly not to.
(via Fi’zi:k - The Project)