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Many ingredients are involved in making Paris Roubaix the amazing race it is. The cobblestones (or Setts), the dust or mud depending on the mood of the gods! The danger, the epic battles fought out down the years by legends and journeymen alike, the bleak history of the areas it travels through, the rundown (slightly sad looking) velodrome and of course, those showers.

But have you ever stopped to think about the Trophy?

No? Well, thankfully someone has. Inrng.com has uncovered the wonderful story behind it.