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Drama during Paris-Roubaix race

Updated 1444 GMT (2244 HKT) April 13, 2015
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Some cyclists during the Paris-Roubaix race took their life into their own hands during a level -- or railway -- crossing, not stopping as the barrier went down. These cyclists, however, did stop. LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images
Germany's John Degenkolb won the 254.5-kilometer 'Cobbled Classic' in five hours, 49 minutes and 51 seconds. FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images
Degenkolb became the first man to win the Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo races in the same season since 1986. FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images
In his final race for Team Sky, Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins finished 18th. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Don't let this pretty picture fool you. The race has been dubbed, 'Hell of the North' because it's so grueling. LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images