The Paris Roubaix Challenge

  • The Paris Roubaix Challenge

    For the cyclist in pursuit of ‘glorious suffering’, the Paris-Roubaix race is unrivalled. I photographed Tom Robbins, the Financial Times Travel Editor, as he put himself through the bone-shaking ordeal.

    You can read the full article on the FT website.

  • Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins at the start of the Paris-Roubaix challenge in Busigny France on 6th April 2013. Photo By James Dodd, Statement Images
  • Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins at the start of the Paris-Roubaix challenge in Busigny France on 6th April 2013. Photo By James Dodd, Statement Images
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  • Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins at the start of the Paris-Roubaix challenge in Busigny France on 6th April 2013. Photo By James Dodd, Statement Images
  • Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Cyclists at the Troueé d'Arenbergg cobbled stretch of the Paris-Roubaix challenge in France on 6th April 2013. Photo By James Dodd, Statement Images
  • Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    The GB development squad cyclists at the Moulin de Vertain cobbled stretch of the Paris-Roubaix challenge in France on 6th April 2013. Photo By James Dodd, Statement Images
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  • Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Cyclists repair punctures at the Troueé d'Arenbergg cobbled stretch of the Paris-Roubaix challenge in France on 6th April 2013. Photo By James Dodd, Statement Images
  • Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins at the Quively cobbled stretch of the Paris-Roubaix challenge France on 6th April 2013. Photo By James Dodd, Statement Images
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    Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins enters the Roubaix velodrome as he nears completion of the Paris-Roubaix challenge in Roubaix France on 6th April 2013. Photo By James Dodd, Statement Images
  • Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins crosses over the finish line on a cool down lap at the Roubaix velodrome as he completes of the Paris-Roubaix challenge in Roubaix France on 6th April 2013. Photo By James Dodd, Statement Images
  • Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins pulls up at the end of the Roubaix velodrome as he completes of the Paris-Roubaix challenge in Roubaix France 6th April 2013. Photo By James Dodd, Statement Images
  • Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins at the Roubaix velodrome after he completed the Paris-Roubaix challenge in Roubaix France on 6th April 2013. Photo By James Dodd, Statement Images
  • Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Tom Robbins Paris-Roubaix by James Dodd
    Cyclists relax and stretch after completing the Paris-Roubaix challenge in Roubaix France on 6th April 2013. Photo By James Dodd, Statement Images