Sir Bradley Wiggins could end his Team Sky career by joining the pantheon of cycling greats if he wins Paris-Roubaix on Sunday.
Wiggins’ Team Sky swansong has added a unique twist to Sunday’s race and, after finishing ninth last year, raised the question as to whether one of Britain’s best ever cyclists can win on the pavé.
Should the 2012 Tour de France champion conquer the famous race, he would not only be ending Team Sky’s long wait for a Monument victory but also entering cycling legend as just the 15th rider ever to win both Le Tour and L’Enfer du Nord.
Furthermore, of those exalted riders, only six – each one a former world champion – has managed the feat since the end of World War II, and nobody has done so since Bernard Hinault in 1981.
With one of the most memorable chapters in British cycle sport history about to end, could there be one final triumph to add to a palmares packed with success?
We’ve taken a look at some of the riders Wiggins would follow in the footsteps of if he were add a Paris-Roubaix triumph to his Tour de France success.