Thoughts & Photos on the Road
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Women’s Road Cycling Book 2017

It’s here! The Kickstarter for our first Women’s Road Cycling Book. Balint and I first spoke about doing a book together way back at the Women’s Tour in 2015. Even before we first talked about working together here at Vélofocus. This year we’ve finally got around to doing it! We’re both really excited at the prospect of […]

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OVO Energy Women’s Tour 2017

Wow, that was a toughie. Super-long stages and demanding terrain made for a great edition of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour. Kasia Niewiadoma may have wrapped up the general classification on the first day but it was there was still some great racing, especially on the fourth day in Chesterfield. The first half of the […]

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Emakumeen Bira 2017

I have only been once to the Basque Country before, back in 2009, when I photographed a cyclocross World Cup race in Igorre. It was a cursory visit, flew in an out quickly, at the time I still had a day job, which meant there was no wandering around on the cards. Long story short, […]

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2017 Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria

I’ve only been to the Basque Country once before, I was shooting a cyclocross race in Igorre. It was cold, it was during the winter, the days were short and I didn’t get to see much, it was a cursory visit. Having driven around in the last two days, I had to admit that this […]

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Tour of California 2017

Before we start, lets get one thing out of the way… the organisers of the Tour of California really know how to do press rooms! At many women’s races you’re lucky to get a table with a plug socket, and resort to using your phone to upload photos because the internet is so slow, never […]

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Tour of Chongming Island 2017 – Stage 3

The Tour of Chongming Island is a wrap for another year. The Stage three is by far the most picturesque of the race, going through some beautiful parkland on roads that aren’t as wide as airport runways. There were huge crowds in all the towns we passed through today. Whilst I didn’t count them all I’d […]

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Tour of Chongming Island 2017 – Stage 2

The mid-point of the Tour of Chongming Island already. I finally seem to have shifted the jet lag, just in time for the 15 hour time difference travelling to California on Monday! At 135 kilometres stage two was the longest of the race, but to be honest it could have been 100km shorter and we’d […]

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Tour of Chongming Island 2017 – Stage 1

Still a bit jet-lagged and remembering the course from last year, I had pretty low expectations for Stage 1 of the Tour of Chongming Island but I ended up having an awesome day! Nothing much happened in the race, but that was to be expected given the course and the start list including many of the […]

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Elsy Jacobs Stage 2 2017

The final stage of Elsy Jacobs marks the end of our Euro Spring season, and a great way to end it with Christine getting a home win after ten years of trying! Tuesday marks the start of my own WorldTour. Heading to China for the Tour of Chongming Island then straight on to Lake Tahoe […]

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Elsy Jacobs Stage 1 2017

There’s two stand out teams here in Luxembourg this week for Elsy Jacobs, Boels Dolmans and Cervélo Bigla. Today they made sure everyone knew it! Rushing from spot to spot in the car every time I saw the race any attempts by others to upset the balance of power was shut down by the orange […]

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Elsy Jacobs Prologue 2017

It’s been a long time coming… today was the first race I’ve shot where Ashleigh has won. So many times I’ve seen her on the podium but never on the top step. So very happy to have broken that duck. There’s a reason Luxembourg is so lush and green, it ALWAYS rains! It seems every […]

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Women’s Liège Bastogne Liège 2017

So Anna completed the set of Ardennes victories, whilst Lizzie and Kasia got the complete set of silver and bronzes respectively. But that’s not the most remarkable thing this week. The Women’s Liège Bastogne Liège course is a toughie. Yes, it’s back loaded, with hardest climbs in the final third but it’s rarely flat on the […]

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