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OVO Energy Women’s Tour 2019 – Stage 2

Driving over Dartford Crossing yesterday was a bit like entering Mordor: the clouds couldn’t have been darker and on the other side, a mighty storm awaited indeed. We all saw the forecast for today (clouds and maybe some sunshine), but it was difficult to believe that it could actually happen. So, it was pleasantly surprising […]

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2019 Emakumeen Bira – Stage 4

I can’t remember the last time I had this much fun shooting a race. Even when I shoot a race from the moto, the peloton is so often together, that I find it difficult to shoot varied stuff, let alone cover all the clients in a meaningful way. But today was different. There were numerous […]

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2019 Emakumeen Bira – Stage 3

In the crazy moments of any race, it is rare you catch the same riders more than once, unless they are especially active. So, it was to my surprise, that I’ve caught today’s winner, Tayler Wiles quite a few times, even before her attack on the 1st category climb near the end. Her ride was […]

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2019 Emakumeen Bira – Stage 2

Races starting late are good and bad to equal measures. It’s good, because you have the whole morning to relax, there is no rush, no pressure. On the other hand, even short-ish stages, like today’s 110 km didn’t finish until half six. Add an another two-three hours of editing and an hour’s drive back to […]

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2019 Emakumeen Bira – Stage 1

It was a little more than a month ago, when I almost froze to death on the moto whilst covering (Liege)-Bastogne-Liege. That was one of the most miserable days I’ve ever experienced on a motorbike. Today was the rather different. It was sunny and the mercury reached 25 degrees, though in my padded jacket, it […]

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2019 Emakumeen Saria

I don’t know what it is about Spain, but today I missed the finish for the second time ever in my career. The first one was in Spain, too, one of the Setmana Valenciana stages last February. This time, the culprit was a wrong turn. I was bang on time, cutting a bit too close, […]

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Festival Elsy Jacobs 2019 – Stage 1

Shooting races where the route doesn’t change from one year to the other are strange beasts. On the one hand, they make our lives a lot easier: you know the route, you know the shortcuts, you know how to get back to the finish when the jobsworth policeman forbids you to turn onto the road […]

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Flèche Wallonne Femmes – 2019

The first time I photographed Fleche Wallonne was in 2015. On the day before the race, I drove the whole route. It was rather different from this year’s, except from the final circuit. On the final circuit, I found a switchback, that I really like and I really wanted to shoot. It seemed like an […]

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Amstel Gold – Ladies Edition 2019

The first race of the season on the moto is always an overwhelming one. It opens up a lot of possibilities, but it has its own challenges: if I pick a spot I really like, I’ll miss another, nearby spot I also really like. You look at timings over and over again, try to find […]

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