Boels Rental Ladies Tour 2017 Stage 3

Day three at the Boels Rental Ladies Tour and time for another time trial. Thankfully the weather improved greatly on the drive to Roosendaal. TTs can be tough to shoot as you rarely get more than one chance to catch the key riders but today I found a spot where I had riders coming at […]

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Boels Rental Ladies Tour 2017 Prologue

Racing in your home town must be a pretty special feeling. If that hometown race is a prologue and your name is Annemiek van Vleuten it must feel like all your Christmases have come at once! I really underestimated the weather today. When not at races I’ve spent most of the Summer in Spain, so […]

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GP de Plouay 2017

I’m not one for getting stressed out when shooting races. Mostly because I meticulously plan what I want to do well in advance, but if part of the plan doesn’t come off then there’s no point getting stressed about it. It won’t change the situation, just move on to plan B, or C. Yet this […]

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Vårgårda Team Time Trial 2017

If I could change just one thing about cycling it would be the time of day we have races. Races are usually held in the middle of the day, when the sun is high in the sky, it makes for really bad light for photos. But then races like Vårgårda come along with their 17:30 […]

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La Course 2017

Races in the mountains are rare in women’s cycling. Today at La Course is our only real mountain top finish of the entire season. It makes days like these extra special! At 67km it was a very short stage so cramming in those all important photo opportunities, especially when much of the first hour of […]

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Giro Rosa 2017 Stage 10

So that’s the Giro Rosa wrapped for another year. The Naples region has a bit of a reputation for crime so we were a little wary of walking around with expensive camera equipment hanging from our bodies before the stage. But there was nothing to fear. A local even brought me into a church to […]

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Giro Rosa 2017 Stage 9

Inaccurate course information on stages at the Giro Rosa is nothing new. Usually it’s a ‘secret’ climb or they enter a town from a different road to the one stated in the race book. Today’s stage was something else… Unbeknownst to us the race course had been changed. It seems teams were notified of the […]

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Giro Rosa 2017 Stage 8

A few days ago, I started my blogpost saying that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. We stayed in an awful B&B last night, but the dinner near Baronissi was probably our most memorable of our dinners so far. You win some, you lose some. Today’s tough bit was the heat (obviously) and the […]

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Giro Rosa 2017 Stage 7

Unreliable course directions are a major course of frustration at the Giro Rosa. The road book lacks sufficient detail and rarely match what is raced on the day. But today that worked in our favour. We were keen to cover the major climb but there was an element of jeopardy in making that decision…  could […]

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Giro Rosa 2017 Stage 6

The situation behind the finish line at the Giro Rosa is always tricky. The near-complete lack of enforcement of the rules mean that the organisers not only place the photographers line way too close  to the finish line itself in case a sprint stage, but there is also very little control over who gets to […]

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