This photo was taken the day prior to last year’s edition of Paris-Roubaix.
On the building by the right, we can read “the northern hell leads to paradise”.
Next year, a new “vélodrome” will stand in Roubaix. Maybe Vansummeren was the last one crossing the finish line on that historic track.
Open image in new window (it is 9779 × 1951): http://drunkcyclist.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Vélodrome.jpg.
Ah, yes. Roubaix cometh.by