From today's discussion on USAToday.com regarding the Tour de France being included among the ten most difficult things to do in sports comes this exchange:
Denver, CO: Would you agree that the Saturn Cycling classic in Colorado is the hardest one day cycling race?
Sal Ruibal: I would agree, having grown up in Colorado and been on those passes. Some might say Paris-Roubaix, but Gunella Pass is rockier than any cobble section.
My response: UM, yeah, some might say Paris-Roubaix. Like people who know cycling. To win Paris-Roubaix you actually have to beat somebody. And you don't get to change over to a mountain bike to tackle the tough parts.