The 2014 edition of Paris-Roubaix is 257km long and takes the riders from Compiègne to Roubaix. Along the way they’ll face 28 cobbled sectors of varying degrees of brutality, for a total of 51 cobbled kilometres.

It’s unsurprising that reigning champion Fabian Cancellara (Trek) goes into the race as hot favourite having won last weekend’s Tour of Flanders for the second year in a row. He’ll be hoping he can do the Flanders/Roubaix double again, for a record third time in his career.

And while some are saying it’s Cancellara’s race to lose, there’s no such thing as a certainty in bike racing, particularly when you’re talking about a cobbled epic like Paris-Roubaix; a race in which so much can go wrong so quickly.

Be sure to tune in to Eurosport (Foxtel channel 511) from 9.15pm (AEST) or SBS TV from 9.30pm (AEST) on Sunday to catch the race live. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the following images.

Click here to read a more detailed preview of the 2014 Paris-Roubaix. This post is an updated version of a post we published this time last year.