Countdown to Roubaix: Merckx in the Arenberg Trench

Great shot: The Cannibal in Hell.

Having won the previous year, Eddy Merckx is chasing frantically in the Arenberg Trench. This is the 1971 Paris-Roubaix and having won the previous year, The Cannibal would suffer numerous punctures this year and finish 5th in the sprint in Roubaix. Roger Rosier won this Hell of the North 1'26" from the chasing group.