While the Tour de France in July gets all the publicity in this country, spring is the time for the legendary one day races termed “classics” . There are several, Milan-SanRemo in Italy, Amstel Gold race in Holland, The Ronde VanVlandaaren and Liege-Bastogne-Liege in Belgium, and my favorite Paris-Roubaix in France. Check out the link below; it is trailer for a film titled The Road to Roubaix
The races are 160mi to 180mi and take upwards of 7 to 8hrs!!