Gent Wevelgem - Elite Women 2018

The new women’s course for Gent-Wevelgem is awesome! Last year I didn’t even bother leaving the Kemmelberg between the ascents in the middle of the race, as there wasn’t much to see before they’d be back again. But this year I wanted to be everywhere!

In the races so far this year I’ve been ‘stressing’ about trying to get the photos I think people want, and as a result not really enjoying the races or always being particularly happy with the photos. Today, I decided to let all that go and just shoot what I want… and it was great!

I think my moto driver might have thought I was mad for the first part of the race. We left a few minutes before the start and drove for twenty kilometres without taking a single photo. Nothing much was going to happen then and I’d seen a large window on Streetview that I really wanted to check out before the race arrived. Just to get an idea if the reflections might work and it did! From there on the course was great and with so many potential ‘cut offs’ you barely have to pass the peloton.

Next up, Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday!

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Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (DEN) waits for the start of Gent Wevelgem Elite Women 2018.

Seeing double.

Lourdes Oyarbide in an early break.

Waowdeals Pro Cycling assemble on the front.

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (RSA) and Amy Pieters (NED) lead up the Kemmelberg.

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig battles up the Kemmelberg.

Across Plugstreets. There was so much dust!

Charlotte Bravard tries to bridge a gap.

Tayler Wiles across the Plugstreets.

Lisa Brennauer on the second of the Plugstreets sectors.

Amy Pieters had a busy day!

Christine Majerus (LUX) keeps on climbing.

Leaders speed through Menenpoort.

The final sprint.

Lisa Klein takes a while to realise she was third!

Podium fun.

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If you’ve enjoyed this gallery then check out The Road Book. A 240 page coffee table book packed with photos from the 2017 season and great articles from some of the best writers in women’s cycling.

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