Sunday is Paris Roubaix which sound like no big deal to a non cycling sports fan but for a cycling fan this is the equivalent of the Super Bowl or a Heavy Weight World Championship bout. It is arguably the hardest one day endurance event race that is done.
I could try to write about it but there is no way I can do it justice. You can go here to read about this year's race. In a nutshell it is a 259 km (168mi) race over roads that date back to the roman empire. In fact 50+ km of this years race will be over stone cobbles. All this on skinny tired road bikes. It is an all out battle of strength and determination and only the guys that can go really fast under very adverse conditions while also making good tactical decisions stand a chance of doing well. This year should be extra exciting because the forecast for the area is cold and rain with possibly even some snow!
Showtime is 4pm Eastern time on Versus if you get it. If you don't find a friend who does and bring over a six pack of Belgian beer and some sausages. This will be the race to watch this year.