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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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Tour of California 2019 – Stage 3

So that’s the end of this trip around the world for six days of racing! Who said cycling was good for the environment?! 😉 For me, three days isn’t long enough for a stage race. It’s over before it’s begun. There’s no time for stories to build and generate interest in the twists and turns […]

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Tour of California 2019 – Stage 2

We don’t get many days in the mountains on the women’s calendar so when they do come along they’re pretty special. And Mount Baldy just goes on, and on and on. Rarely is it REALLY steep, those bits are saved for the last few kilometres where you’re already exhausted. Final day tomorrow, then time to […]

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Tour of Chongming Island 2019

As if there was any doubt, Lorena Wiebes has arrived! I don’t think anyone has ever won all three stage at the Tour of Chongming Island? It’ll be great when we get back to full strength fields for sprint races and she’s giving Kirsten and Jolien a run for their money as the peloton’s top […]

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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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