Emakumeen Bira

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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Emakumeen Bira 2018 – Stage 4

And that’s Emakumeen Bira done for another year. Today’s stage was off the charts beautiful. The Urkiola Park is stunning, you really should visit, even if it’s not to see a bike race but just to soak up the views. As much as I enjoyed today, I’m pretty pleased it’s time to head home. Those […]

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Emakumeen Bira 2018 – Stage 3

Looking out at the wall-to-wall blue skies just a few of hours before the race, I looked at my weather app and back at the blue sky. Rain? Really? No, it must be wrong! It wasn’t… We’d been out and driven the stage in the morning. The course was super-hard, not just the climbs but […]

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Emakumeen Bira 2018 – Stage 2

I’m working with a new moto pilot here at Emakumeen Bira. Greg has been working at bike races for eight years but this is his first time at a women’s event. I think he’s been impressed with the standard of racing. As we followed the final riders into the finish yesterday he was pointing at […]

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Emakumeen Bira 2018 – Stage 1

There are no easy stages at Emakumeen Bira (unless you’re going to take it easy in the TT). After the first hour out and back along the gorge it was up and down all evening to the finish. It was a hard stage to shoot as well as race: Constantly switching from dark to bright […]

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