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French cyclist Damien Gaudin, Team Europcar jumps off the cobblestones onto gravel, 13km from the finish of the 2012 Paris Roubaix professional cycling race classic. Here, Gaudin is passing Gruson, the 3rd last section of cobbles, 243km into the 256.5km route from Compiègne, near Paris, to Roubaix, northern France, which crosses 51.5km of pavé - 27 sections of ancient cobblestones, along the way. Gaudin placed 25th, out of 86 finishers out of 196 starters.